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


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 2020 for Shropshire was 77.5% a slight improvement from 77% for 2019. The screening rate is the highest for any authority in the West Midlands region. The rate for England stands at 70.2% and  70.1% for the West Midlands region.