Cervical Screening Take Up: Recommended Improvement Actions

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Wessex NHS England and Improvement Public Health Commissioning produced these recommended actions with Cancer Research UK and Wessex Voices (Healthwatch Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton) to improve the take up of cervical screening locally and nationally. They result from the work of the local Public Health Team, CRUK visits to GP practices, and public involvement created via Wessex Voices’ work with the team. These recommendations have been shared with NHS England and Sustainability and Transformation Partnership colleagues, GP practices and CCGs across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and the national Public Health screening programmes to consider and implement. The Public Health Team will continue to monitor cervical screening take up to see if there are improvements to take up.

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Report title 
Cervical Screening Take Up: Recommended Improvement Actions
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Dorset
Healthwatch Hampshire
Healthwatch Isle of Wight
Healthwatch Portsmouth
Healthwatch Southampton
Date of publication 
Friday, 1 June, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 2 March, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 29 May, 2020
Type of report 
Key themes 
Quality of appointment

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Other (please specify)
Primary research method used 
Unstructured Interview
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Cancer services
Sexual health

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Gynaecological conditions
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 

Details of people who shared their views

Does the information include public's views? 
Not known
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not known
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.