% of cancer screening coverage for cervical cancer - aged 25 - 49

Monitoring

The proportion of women in the resident population eligible for cervical screening aged 25 to 49 years at end of period reported who were screened adequately within the previous 3.5 years

Cervical cancer screening supports detection of symptoms that may become cancer and is estimated to save 4,500 lives in England each year. The screening rate in 2019 for Shropshire was 77% an improvement from 75.6% for 2018. The screening rate is the highest for any authority in the West Midlands region. The rate for England stands at 69.8% and  69.6% for the West Midlands region.