Raising smear test awareness

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Health bosses at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber are reminding women in South Yorkshire of the importance of cervical screening.

National cervical screening awareness week takes place until June 16 and is aimed at all women eligible for smear tests.

Research has found younger women, aged between 25 and 29, are least likely to attend for screening.

Paul Johnstone, director of public health at NHS North of England, said: “It’s vitally important that women keep their appointment for their smear test. This simple test really can be a life-saver.