I would like to be provided with the following information from the PCT Cytology laboratory, I am told that it is only the cytology laboratory which holds the information in the form I am asking for.
From the 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2010 and 1st April 2010 to 31st March 2011.
Number of Smear Test samples received from females under 25 years of age.
2009/10 = 399
2010/11 = 341
Number of Smear Test samples processed from females under 25 years of age
2009/10 = 387
2010/11 = 328
Number of samples taken but not tested or processed from females under 25 years of age
2009/10 = 12
2010/11 = 13
In addition the Trust would you like you to note that the LNR Cervical Cytology Collaborative applies the rules on underage smears as per the direction of the National Health Service Cervical Screening Programme. The patients on these lists fall into 3 categories some have been called at 24 1/2 years of age, others were already on recall and a few were private patients. For 10/11 only 5 cases were reported out with these parameters. Unfortunately, the request does not ask for this additional information, without it the results may be misleading.