% of cancer screening coverage for cervical cancer - aged 50 - 64

Monitoring

The proportion of women in the resident population eligible for cervical screening aged 50 to 64 years at end of period reported who were screened adequately within the previous 5.5 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 78.1%, similar to the rate of 78.2% for 2019. The screening rate has remained at a similar level during the reporting period of this measure. The rate for England stands at 76.1% and  75.6% for the West Midlands region.