Support for practices to improve uptake of cervical screening for women with learning disabilities
The PCN Early cancer diagnosis DES requires practices to contribute to improving local uptake of national cancer screening programmes including at least one specific action to engage with a group with low participation locally.
Many practices have chosen to focus on women with learning disabilities because typically in this group screening uptake is 41% lower (NHS digital Jan 2020, available on NHS futures website).
The Kent and Medway screening and immunisations team have devised a template to support general practices in focusing on this activity to address this inequality.
If you need any further support or have any further questions then please email PHST@nhs.net