Cervical Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th June 2018.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what work his Department is undertaking with local authorities to increase access to cervical screening at sexual health clinics.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are aware that there has been a decline in cervical screening undertaken in sexual and reproductive health clinics and we are looking at options for increasing coverage. Public Health England is convening an expert group of stakeholders including NHS England, local authority commissioners and providers to explore how any barriers can be addressed.

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