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Cheshire and Merseyside Cervical Screening Programme

This is a fully funded NHS initiative to use text messaging technology to send out reminders to patients invited for Cervical Screening in order to increase uptake.

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Cheshire and Merseyside Cervical Screening Programme

  • CHAMPS has commissioned iPLATO to support the Cervical Cancer Screening Programme using their text messaging platform called MyGP Engagement Hub
  • CSAS will identify women who are due their cervical screening and send the patients a letter. Following the letter iPLATO healthcare will send an SMS. Women who have been identified as eligible will be sent a text message reminder to ask them to book an appointment.
  • The SMS Programme will be an extension to the existing programmes, of sending letters to patients.

Data Processing and Data Sharing Summary

  1. iPLATO will facilitate the ongoing extraction of client demographic data via the practice clinical system phonebook, for which the data will be minimised as far as possible.
  2. All data is processed within the HSCN network.
  3. Only patients who have consented to receive SMS will be contacted.
  4. iPLATO Healthcare acts as a data processor for this service.