Cervical Cancer Screening Campaign



Jo's Trust Cervical Screening Awareness Week will take place from the 19th to the 24th June 2023, focusing on the importance of cervical screening (or a smear test), and to remind people that it can help stop cancer before it starts.

It also encourages those eligible for screening - women and people with a cervix aged 25-64 years - to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters and to book an appointment at their GP practice, if they missed their last one.

Each year, more than 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK. This type of cancer can affect all ages.

There are around 850 cervical cancer deaths in the UK every year, that's more than 2 every day (2017-2019).

Women may know about the smear test but having the test can stop cervical cancer from developing. The earlier cervical cancer is identified, the easier it is to treat.

During Cervical Screening Awareness Week, Jo's Trust will provide information and share tips to help reduce any embarrassment or fears for women who find cervical screening difficult.


Further information can be found at: Cervical Screening Awareness Week | Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (jostrust.org.uk)





Cervical cancer - stages, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment | Macmillan Cancer Support

Cervical cancer statistics | Cancer Research UK



Please could you take a few minutes to help us understand why the number of women attending their cervical screening appointment is decreasing and cervical cancer is increasing in this area.

We want to understand what needs to be done so more women attend cervical screening. We need your help to get this right!


Why do you think more people are not attending? Do you have any ideas on what would make it easier to attend?

Please complete a short questionnaire by visiting https://nhs.welcomesyourfeedback.net/rn9qyx


It will take about 15 mins to complete the questionnaire (the questionnaire closes on Sunday 20 August 2023).


Thank you for your time

Please feel free to share the above information with friends and family members across the North West (as many of the people you know as possible).



Scan here to complete the questionnaire.


If you require this information in another language or another format or would like support completing this survey, please email us on mlcsu.involvement@nhs.net.