Health authority to recheck cervical smear tests

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A health authority is to recheck the results of almost 18,000 cervical smear tests after admitting that initial outcomes were "questionable".

The decision by Warwickshire Health Authority comes after 16 out of 500 slides sent for reassessment earlier this year were found to be abnormal, despite the women initially being given the all-clear. Those women have now been recalled and "have been invited to have further investigations".