Cervical Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd April 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of people being able to self-refer for a smear test in a local sexual health clinic.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee has made no assessment of the evidence to offer self-referral as part of the National Health Service cervical screening programme. The programme is working with contraception and sexual health clinics to support women who attend for their routine cervical screening, which is offered by some local authorities.

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