Women who do not attend cervical screening should be offered home test kits, a new study suggests.
Researchers called for the innovation after finding that tests carried out at home provide similarly accurate results to those done in a clinic.
They said that self-sampling is a generally more effective way of reaching women who do not regularly attend screening.
The team of experts called for pilot schemes to test self-sampling screening.
Last week, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust warned that the rate of women who attend cervical screening has fallen to a 21-year low in England.
Figures from NHS Digital showed that in 2017-18 just 71.4 per cent of women in England had attended screening within the…