Women will be invited by the National Screening Team for a routine cervical smear every 3 – 5 years depending on their age. This appointment can be booked with one of our fully trained nurses.
Ask our receptionist if you require an appointment in the evening or on the weekend.
Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)
Cervical screening reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer rates have halved since the 1980’s largely due to most women regularly having cervical screening. Cervical cancer can often be prevented.
All women aged 25 to 64 are offered cervical smear tests. You will automatically receive an invitation from the National Screening Programme, plus a reminder if you do not make an appointment. You will receive invitations every three years between the ages of 25 and 49 and then every five years between 50 and 64.
When you receive your invitation letter, please phone the surgery on 01480 483100 to make an appointment with one of our Nursing Team.
To find out more please follow the links below.
If you would like to opt out and not be offered smear tests please follow the link below and fill in our opt out form. Once you have filled it in you will need to bring it to the surgery.
If you have any questions or concerns about cervical screening, see our cervical screening videos!
Cervical Screening – Your Questions Answered
Cervical Screening: your questions answered – each link will take you to a video answering a question you may have about cervical screening.
- Do I need to shave?
- Will it hurt?
- I’ve never had a smear before, what’s going to happen?
- I’m feeling really uncomfortable about it…
- Can I come if I’m bleeding?
- I’ve never had sex do I still need to come for a smear?
- I have changed my gender from female to male do I still need a smear?
- I’ve had a hysterectomy do I still need a smear?
- I’m post menopausal what advice can you give me about my smear?
- What happens after?