Smear testing on a shoestring budget: so much for Theresa May’s empathy

The Guardian - 03-19


Yes, it feels almost impossible, but Theresa May was actually praised for her behaviour and leadership in the House of Commons a few months ago. In January, prompted by Conservative MP Rachel Maclean during prime minister’s questions, May encouraged women to attend cervical smear screening, stating that Public Health England was to launch a campaign to boost uptake: “I know what it’s like … it is not comfortable, sometimes it will be embarrassing, sometimes it’s painful but those few minutes can save lives.”