Women are being urged to attend their cervical screening appointments after the latest figures show a drop in attendance.

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under, yet new NHS Digital figures show a fall in the number of 25 to 29 year old women being tested.

Regular cervical screening offers the best protection against developing cervical cancer and women of all ages are encouraged to take up the invitation to attend your smear test appointment.