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Cervical cancer screening programme (FOI)

Cervical cancer screening programme (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 08 March 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please confirm the uptake for the cervical cancer screening programme each year for the past five years?

Please also confirm how many of the appointments each year were first-time appointments?


As noted in previous Freedom of Information responses, cervical screening in Jersey is provided through Health and Community Services (HCS) and by 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.

Figures for cervical screening tests received into HCS’ Cellular Pathology Department have previously been published to

Cervical screening appointments and tests (FOI)

Cervical screening (FOI)

Cervical cancer screening appointments (FOI)​

Information on cervical screening coverage is planned for inclusion in the upcoming Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), anticipated for publication at the end of Quarter 2 / early Quarter 3 of 2024. Further information on the JSNA can be found on at the following link:

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) (​

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Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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