Health chiefs at NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group are backing a campaign urging women aged 25-49 to attend regular cervical cancer screenings.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is a campaign by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
March will see the sixth anniversary of the death from cervical cancer of reality TV star Jade Goody.
Dr Avi Bhatia, chair of NHS Erewash CCG, said:“I can’t stress enough the importance of women having regular cervical screening.
“The screening programme saves 5,000 lives each year in the UK yet 20 per cent of women are not attending their cervical screening test.”