Uptake is the percentage of women invited for screening in the year, who were screened adequately within six months of invitation. Uptake is based on the number of women invited for routine screening and does not include short-term recall invitations.
The number of women aged 50-70 invited for screening decreased by 1.9% to 2.54 million in 2017-18, from 2.59 million in 2016-17.
Uptake of routine invitations amongst women aged 50-70 fell in 2017-18 to 70.5%. In 2016-17, 71.1% of women had been adequately screened within six months of invitation. See Figure 2 and Table C.
Figure 2: Uptake by women aged 50-70 of invitations to screen
England, 2007-08 to 2017-18