The National Cervical Screening Programme aims to reduce the numbers of all women and people with a cervix developing cervical cancer by detecting pre-malignant changes in the uterine cervix.
All women and people with a cervix aged 25-64 years are eligible for inclusion in the National Cervical Screening Programme.
NECS has been responsible for the Cervical Screening Administration Service since 2018 when we were asked to transition the National Cervical Screening Call and Recall Service back into the NHS.
We now support the National Cervical Screening Programme in the following ways:
- providing Prior Notification Lists (PNLs) of those eligible people for screening to GP practices
- sending out invitation and reminder letters to those eligible people for cervical screening tests
- notifying those eligible people of the programme of test results once we receive these from laboratories.
Useful links in relation to Cervical Screening
- Cervical screening – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Cervical screening: programme overview – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Cervical screening: guidance for call and recall administration best practice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Find out more about the Cervical Screening Administration Service.