Age range change for cervical screening

In 2019 the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) changed the recommended starting age for cervical screening from 20 to 25 years.

Here you will find all the information you need to know about the programme change and its impacts on participants and health providers.

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Information on our website about the HPV screening programme is currently in the process of being updated. Please be aware that the below information may be outdated as we transition to new HPV primary screening process. Our team is working hard to ensure the most accurate and up to date details are made available. We anticipate having this new information live by the end of June.

Cervical Screening Campaign Communications Toolkit – Phase 2

This toolkit provides background on the new cervical screening media campaign plus key messages and tips to help communications staff and providers to start planning their local campaign promotion to support the campaign launch.

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Page last updated: 24 February 2020