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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Minaxi Desai

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 43/78 (Pathology); 153/187 (Cell Biology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2303

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February Editor's Choice

The article selected as Editor’s Choice from the February issue is the BAC recommended code of practice for cytology laboratories participating in the UK cervical screening programmes 2015. This code of practice brings together existing national UK guidance for best practice in cervical cytology laboratories and gives professional recommendations where existing guidance is lacking. Relevant guidance from the 2010 BSCC code of practice is retained but much has been updated to reflect recent changes in cytology practice in the UK, particularly in relation to information technology, HPV testing, multidisciplinary team working, and education and training. The code aims to be concise yet comprehensive, with key points in each of the sections emphasised with bullet points and numerous electronic links throughout directing the reader to online guidance documents endorsed by the BAC. While this guidance is aimed specifically at laboratories providing cervical screening services in UK, it may prove valuable to other cytology laboratories worldwide where there have been such significant changes both to technology and terminology. The entire February issue and the Editor’s choice are free to access online.

BAC recommended code of practice for cytology laboratories participating in the UK cervical screening programmes 2015: a secondary publication

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