HPV self sampling Self-sampling for HPV (human papillomavirus) testing can overcome many of the barriers associated with cervical screening, including embarrassment and discomfort. It enables women to take a sample at a time and place of their choosing, without a pelvic examination. Although GPs and nurses offer vulvo-vaginal self-testing kits opportunistically as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme, such an approach has not been evaluated for cervical screening non-attenders. It has the advantage of in-person contact with a population who are difficult to engage and fewer wasted self-sampling kits because they are handed directly to women. Given the busy and complex clinical setting of GP primary care, we are carrying out a pilot study to determine the feasibility and acceptability of offering self-sampling to non-attenders in primary care. The pilot will serve to address practical and logistical issues and will help streamline the design for a larger randomised trial.