Launch of Cervical Screening and Cancer e-Atlas

Published 21st October, 2010

Trent Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) are pleased to announce the release of the new Cervical Screening and Cancer e-Atlas. This has been commissioned by the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes.

The aim of this e-Atlas is to provide the public, health care professionals, commissioners and health service managers with the most up to date combined information on screening (coverage, timeliness and results) and cancer (incidence, mortality and survival) for throughout England, in the same place for the first time.

The Cervical Screening and Cancer e-Atlas uses data from the UK Cancer Information Service (UKCIS) and cervical screening data from The Health and Social Care Information Centre and includes the following data at Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Strategic Health Authority (SHA) level:

  • Incidence and mortality data for various age ranges including the screening target age group 25-64. Years available include 1995-2007 for incidence and 2008 for mortality.
  • Screening coverage. The percentage of women in screening target age groups who have been screened in intervals of 3.5 to 5 years. Years available include 1997/98 to 2009/10.
  • Timeliness of results. The percentage of results available to the primary care organisations within 2 and 4 weeks since screening took place. Years available include 2005/06 to 2009/10.
  • Results. The percentage of women with results returned as negative, mild/borderline dyskaryosis or moderate/severe dyskaryosis. Years available include 1997/98 to 2009/10.

Also available:

  • Relative survival rates at SHA level. Cohorts include 1995-1997 to 2005-2007 for one year survival and 1990-1992 to 2001-2003 for five year survival.
  • Income score from the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007 at PCT level. This allows a comparison of cervical screening and cancer figures for PCTs and the level of income deprivation

More information is available at

If you have any comments or any suggestions on how to improve the Cervical Screening and Cancer e-Atlas, please contact .