Cervical Cancer: Screening

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

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of rates of cervical screening for 25-49 year olds in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East and (c) the UK.

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

The most recent quarterly data on coverage for women aged 25-49 years is from September 2017. It is reported that NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) obtained coverage of 67.63% whilst the North of England (combination of 64 CCGs) reported a 71.34% coverage rate. England (total for 2017 CCGs) reported a 69.1% coverage rate. This data is available at the following link:


Public Health England has worked in collaboration with NHS Digital and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to produce a data coverage interactive tool, available to view at the following link:


The interactive tool provides timely at a glance data at local authority, CCG and general practice level. CCG and practice ranking is available with coverage maps. The data is updated quarterly and provides opportunity to evaluate local coverage initiatives in a timely way.

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