NHS England is responsible for commissioning cancer screening services to meet programme standards including coverage. NHS England is working with providers to help identify and address any issues and is committed to improving coverage and reducing mortality from cancer. Each cancer screening specification requires providers to work with local authorities and other stakeholders to address inequalities in uptake.
PHE is also commissioning a systematic review of the evidence. This will expand and update on the rapid review of interventions to improve participation in cancer screening services. The work will provide a clear picture of what does and does not work to increase participation among vulnerable groups and groups with protected characteristics.