Cervical Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the take-up rate for cervical screening was in (a) the North West and (b) Wallasey constituency in each of the last 10 years.

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

The most recent quarterly data (quarter three) on coverage for women aged 25-49 years and 50- 64 years is from December 2017 and is calculated by clinical commissioning group (CCG) and general practice. This data is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-coverage-and-data

It is reported that Wirral CCG, which covers Wallasey, obtained a coverage rate of 70.43% for women aged 25- 49 years (at a 3.5 year coverage) and 73.19% for women aged 50-64 years (at a 5.5 year coverage).

Coverage data for the North West region is available in the following table.

Data prior to 2015/16 are not available in the format requested.

Age appropriate coverage for women aged 25-64 years

England regions, 31 March 2016 and 2017 percentages age appropriate coverage

(Less than 3.5 / 5.5 years since last adequate test)

Region

2016

2017

North East

75.2

74.7

Yorkshire and the Humber

75.4

74.9

North West

72.3

72.0

East Midlands

75.9

75.4

West Midlands

71.8

71.4

East of England

73.9

73.3

London

66.7

65.7

South East

74.3

73.5

South West

74.8

74.1

Source: NHS Digital: https://files.digital.nhs.uk/pdf/t/b/cervical_bulletin_report_2016-17_-_final.pdf

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