HWL Escalation Paper - Cervical Screening

Healthwatch Lincolnshire has escalation its concerns relating to cervical screening and the delay of results.

We have previously been made aware of issues related to the cervical screening programme in the county and more specifically the issues related to delayed results.

These delays have been brought to our attention again and we would appreciate a better understanding as to what the delays are and how the delays are being addressed and furthermore that no one person has been impacted adversely by delays regarding further diagnostics or treatment.

We are aware that the national cervical screening programme aims to notify people of their results within 14 days, we also appreciate that sometimes results may take longer but from the feedback and from some press coverage during July 2018 that results are taking much longer than expected to reach patients. In the event of delays the GP practice should chase up the results but even with this action in place results are not timely.

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