Data from the NHS Cervical Screening programme are constantly collected and analysed to monitor the programme's performance.
The most up-to-date figures for 2011-12 show that:
- 4.7 million women were invited to come for cervical screening
- 3.6 million of those women were tested
- Almost 3.9 million cervical cytology samples were processed by cytology clinics (some women need repeat tests for clinical reasons)
- 95.2% of women received their results within 2 weeks
Currently, 78.6% of eligible women have been screened at least once over the last five years.
For more detailed statistics, and further information about how this information is collected and analysed, please see the following two documents:
A web-based analysis tool which includes current comparative cervical screening and cervical cancer data at local and national level can be found at Gynaecological Cancer Profiles.
- NHSCSP home page
- Programme publications
- Overview of cervical cancer
- About cervical screening
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Research in cervical screening
- How is the cervical screening
- More information for health
- Frequently asked questions
- Programme statistics
- Programme news index
- Useful links