P-06-1243 Reinstate cervical screening to every 3 years



This petition was submitted by Joanne Stroud, having collected a total of 30,133 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

The announcement from Public Health Wales on January 4th 2022 stating the change from 3 to 5 year intervals for cervical screening is unacceptable. There has been no public consultation and upon release has been met with anger, sadness and serious concern for the cervical health of Welsh women.

We appreciate the NHS in Wales is under pressure but this is NOT ACCEPTABLE. We the Welsh nation will not stand for this and urge you to reverse this decision immediately.


Additional Information:

This move will not save money, it will lead to later detection of cancers and therefore more aggressive, lengthy and costly treatment and ultimately lives.

HPV is not the only cause of cervical cancer!


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 23/05/2022.


The Committee considered the petition and agreed to close the petition, congratulating the petitioner for highlighting this particularly important issue, and by doing so ensuring the facts were explained, shared and widely publicised.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 10/01/2022.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Aberavon
  • South Wales West


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 11/01/2022