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Iona Stoddart, Deputy Head of Information & Engagement

Let’s talk about...cervical screening uptake and inequalities in Scotland

Posted on: Friday, 9th June 2023 by

Each year in Scotland, there are 323 diagnoses of cervical cancer and sadly 95 deaths.

Cervical cancer is largely preventable, thanks to the HPV vaccine and cervical screening (smear tests). Unfortunately, uptake of cervical screening is dropping and the lastest data from Public Health Scotland shows that just 68.7% women and other people with a cervix are up to date with this life-saving test – this is the lowest coverage in Scotland since national reporting began almost 30 years ago.