NHSE pledges to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040

The National Health Service England (NHSE) aims to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040 by making the lifesaving Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
easily accessible to people and increasing cervical screening uptake.

In addition to the campaign, the NHS is expanding the outreach of cervical screening more than ever before.

Last year, the health service invited over five million people aged 25 to 64 for the screening, out of which 3.5 million were tested.

Moreover, self-sampling will be trialled to see if the service can introduced as part of national screening.

England is among the first countries in the world to set this elimination ambition, which could save thousands of lives every year in the country.

Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of Officer of NHS England, announced the health service’s new goal and how to achieve it at the NHS Providers’ annual conference
today (15 November).