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Smear appointment times need improving

15th June 2011

Experts have said extending opening times and offering easier access for appointments is key to getting more women to arrange and go for their cervical smear tests.

Study author Dr Jo Waller said: "We’ve found that there are age differences in barriers to screening and evidence which suggests that addressing practical issues such as appointment systems and clinic times might boost attendance in young women, whereas there appears to be a need to educate the older groups of the importance of making an appointment."


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