Last year, after reviewing the evidence, the UK NSC recommended that the HPV test should replace cytology as the first (primary) test in cervical screening.
The British Association for Cytopathology (BAC) was formed in 2011 by the merger of two previous societies, the BSCC (British Society for Clinical Cytology) and the NAC (National Association of Cytologists). The BAC represents cytology in all its forms within the UK, and works closely with other relevant societies, national bodies and government departments.
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The BAC is keen to assist its members and has developed a funding opportunity supporting research, development and audit in cytopathology. A discretionary fund will be available for the financial year 2015-2016. The intention is to allow the BAC to promote research activity within Cytopathology by providing some “pump-priming” type support to small, short term specific research studies, which are not otherwise funded, with a particular emphasis on producing direct clinical and social care impact.