“Cervical screening saves lives” says national campaign

The Department of Health and Social Care, together with NHS England and NHS Improvement, have launched a Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening Campaign.
NHS Cervical Screening Image

The campaign highlights the benefits of cervical screening and reminds people that that it can help stop cancer before it starts. The campaign encourages those eligible for screening - women and people with a cervix aged 25-64 - to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters and to book an appointment at their GP practice if they missed their last one.

Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England. Yet it is one of the most preventable cancers and getting screened can help stop it before it starts. Screening checks for certain types of the HPV virus that can cause cell changes to your cervix. Cell changes are easily treated and this prevents cervical cancer.

Cervical screening saves lives - don’t ignore your cervical screening invite and if you missed your last one book an appointment with your GP practice or local sexual health clinic. Encourage those you love to get screened if they are overdue a test. 

Find out more about cervical screening from the NHS.

Find out more


Looking for information about health and care?

Find advice and information to help you stay well and make decisions about your health and social care support.

Find advice and information