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Cervical Screening (Smear Test) Survey

Date: 02/07/2021 | Category: CCG News

Women and everyone with a cervix, between the ages of 25 and 64, is eligible for regular cervical screening and invited to attend their screening every three years until the age of 50, when they are invited every five years.

Around 2,600 people are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England every year with around 690 people dying from the disease,  this equates to two deaths every day.

It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented.

But, unfortunately, cervical screening is currently at a 20-year low, with 1 in 4 eligible people in the UK not attending their test with a year-on-year decline. In fact, across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes the 25-49 age group has a lower uptake than the national average.

To help us understand why people do not attend their cervical screening, we have created a short and anonymous survey.

Please click here to complete the survey.