Access to Cervical Screening

Closed 31 Dec 2023

Opened 21 Oct 2022


Trafford Council are trying gather informaition on how people access cervical screens in Trafford

Why your views matter

Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.

It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer. All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.

The sample is checked for certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause changes to the cells of your cervix. These are called "high risk" types of HPV. If these types of HPV are found, the sample is then checked for any changes in the cells of your cervix. These can then be treated before they get a chance to turn into cervical cancer.

Any information shared will be stored confidentially and anonymously. You do not have to answer every question. Plwase note this data will be destoryed by December. 

What happens next

This infomation will be used to inform actions to increase cervical screening uptake in Trafford.