Cervical Screening Programme Scam

We have been advised by Public Health England of reports of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, with the sender claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.

Please handle any suspicious calls and concerns by:

  • reporting them according to local organisational policies
  • alerting the Screening and Immunisation Team (SIT) and the Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS)

If you have any questions please contact: