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Cervical screening services review update 25 January 2024

25th January 2024

The Southern Trust Cervical screening services review is ongoing and we are committed to providing regular updates on key aspects of the process.

Slide review update

Work is continuing on the review of cervical smear slides.

As of 23rd January 2024, 1441 slides have been sent for review with approximately 1,000 of these fully complete.

Approximately 800 outcome letters for the Slide Review have been issued.

Repeat smear clinics

The repeat smear clinics began on 17 November 2023 and the Trust continues to contact women to offer appointments for repeat tests.

To date, 1,586 women have been invited for a new smear and approximately 475 women have attended.

While many smears were offered and booked, a very large number of women unfortunately did not attend their appointment.

Further appointment slots are booked for future clinics in the weeks ahead in The Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

More information on the Cervical Screening Review, including a Q and A section, can be found on our Information page HERE