Cervical screening appointments and tests (FOI)
Cervical screening appointments and tests (FOI) Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 October 2022.
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Please kindly provide:
The number of cervical cancer screening appointment notices sent out in 2021.
The number of cervical screening appointment notices sent out so far in 2022.
Please also provide for each quarter ended 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December in 2021 and 2022 (first three quarters):
The number of cervical screening appointments attended.
The number of positive tests.
The average wait times for screening appointments broken down by private / non-private.
Please could you also provide:
The number of individuals on the wait list for a cervical screening appointment.
In Jersey, cervical screening is provided by Health and Community Services (HCS) and through GP practices. GP practices are private businesses and, as such, the data for their activity is not held by HCS. As HCS do not have a central record of all activity for the island, Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies to questions A, B, E and F.
The Cellular Pathology Department of Jersey General Hospital processes cervical screening test samples. HCS can provide the data held within our Pathology system as follows:
The table below details the number of cervical screening tests received into the Cellular Pathology Department for each quarter of 2021 and the first three quarters of 2022.
Cervical screening tests are not simply a positive or negative result and therefore, the result data has been broken down into two categories. Data is available for each quarter of 2021 and the first three quarters of 2022. Table D.1 details the number of tests returning a 'High risk HPV detected' result and Table D.2 details the number of tests where a comment has been entered related to 'Cytological pattern'.
Table D.1: High risk HPV detected
Table D.2: Cytological pattern commented on
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