Cancer screening coverage for cervical cancer

Monitoring

The percentage of women eligible for cervical screening who were screened adequately within the previous 3.5 years or 5.5 years, according to age (3.5 years for women aged 25-49 and 5.5 years for women aged 50-64)

Cervical cancer screening supports detection of symptoms that may become cancer and is estimated to save 4,500 lives in England each year. Performance for Shropshire has remained broadly stable over the past three years. Screening rate in 2016 for Shropshire is 77.4% compared to 72.7% for England.