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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00735: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 6 June 2016, Women urged to go for smear test, what recent assessment it has made of the reasons that women in different age groups might not attend cervical screening.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 24 June 2016

The Scottish Government commissioned NHS Health Scotland to undertake research with women into the reasons for non-uptake of the screening invitation in 2015. This research was carried out with women from both younger and older age groups and will be used to consider how we can deliver targeted communications to different age groups to improve uptake of cervical screening.