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Philippa Pearmain

Head of screening quality assurance, Screening Quality Assurance Service (Midlands & East) Public Health England

Cervical Screening Saves Lives – highlights from the national campaign

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A mobile phone with a smiley face emoji on it and the words next to the phone saying 'you were right, my cervical screening was nothing to worry about.'

In March 2019, Public Health England launched the first ever national cervical screening campaign, Cervical Screening Saves Lives. With an evaluation under way, now is a good time to share some of the highlights from the campaign, along with some early signs of its impact.

Making data available to help improve cervical screening attendance

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For the first time ever, we’re publishing detailed cervical screening coverage data by GP practice.  Coverage is the proportion of women eligible for screening who have a test result recorded in the last 3 or 5 years, depending on their age.

EQA (external quality assessment) in cervical screening: what's it all about?

The breast, bowel and cervical screening programmes require consultant pathologists and other specialist laboratory staff to take part in ‘external quality assessment’ or EQA. But what is EQA exactly?