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Cervical Cancer

A survey of over 6000 individuals that examines the health needs and experiences of care of lesbians. Although produced in 2008 it is still the most comprehensive, substantial and relevant piece of work surrounding lesbian health needs. Anyone involved in the commissioning or delivery of health and wellbeing services to the lesbian and bi-sexual communities. Attached is the original report and the north west dataset.

Other Bolton's Health Matters Knowledge Hub resources that may be relevant:

This is the Cervical Cancer Screening JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.


  • Screening coverage for cervical cancer across the major age ranges and time since last screening in Bolton is similar to the North West;
  • Screening for all ages where last screening is less then 5 years previous has been reducing since 2003/04;
  • Considering the screening coverage range across the country, Bolton and the North West are around the national average;
  • Though relatively few deaths occur, Bolton does have a higher mortality rate than England for cervical cancer (but this difference is only just significant).

A review to help identify ways to increase attendance at breast and cancer screening programmes in Greater Manchester.

Regional and population group level analysis and interpretation of cervical cancer related data.

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