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Cervical screening

This data shows age appropriate screening coverage up to 31 March 2020 by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local authority, expected time to delivery of results letters after screening by local authority and turnaround times of laboratory samples in each available year available by screening region. 

What this data shows

This data shows information about the NHS Cervical Screening programme in England in 2019-20.

Data on screening coverage at 31 March by CCG and local authority, time to delivery of results letters after screening by local authority and turnaround times of laboratory samples in each available year available by screening region. 

It reports on women aged 25 to 64 years who are invited for regular screening under the call and recall programme, the screening samples examined by pathology laboratories and subsequent referrals to colposcopy clinics. Women outside of this age group may also be assessed by the programme.

Women between the ages of 25 and 64 are invited for regular cervical screening under the programme (invites for screening are first sent at age 24.5 years), the intent of which is to detect abnormalities within the cervix that could, if undetected and untreated, develop into cervical cancer.

The statistics presented in the accompanying report cover the following topic areas

  • call and recall
  • cervical cytology
  • colposcopy

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Last edited: 26 November 2020 2:28 pm