Cervical Cancer Prevention Week


Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th of January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Liverpool will be supporting the Jo’s Trust campaign throughout the week to amplify key messages and encourage women and people with a cervix to attend for screening and uptake of HPV vaccines. 

Cervical cancer is treatable if caught early, yet 1 in 3 people do not attend for cervical screening (smear test) when invited. Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by an infection with certain high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV).

The HPV vaccine, which can protect against the most common (but not all) types of human papillomavirus, is offered to girls and boys in school in Year 8. If you missed your HPV vaccination in school, you can get it for free at your GP until your 25th birthday. 

Contact your GP Practice to book your cervical screening appointment or ask about HPV Vaccination.


Smear tests aren't always easy but they are the best protection against cervical cancer. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/ for more information. Book your cervical screening appointment with your GP or alternatively, you can contact our Cancer Screening Care Coordinator Louise by contacting 07548832721 or emailing louise.cook@livgp.nhs.uk


If you have questions or needs support, go to http://jostrust.org.uk/helpline for info & expert advice, about smear tests, HPV vaccines, or if you are worried about cervical cancer. You can also call Jo’s Trust Helpline on 0808 802 8000. #CervicalCancerPreventionWeek