Cervical Screening

Our nurses are trained to do cervical screening (smear tests). Having cervical screening lowers your chances of getting cervical cancer. Screening finds abnormal cells so they can be removed before they become cancer. 

All women and people with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 should go for regular cervical screening. You will get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment by the Cervical Screening Administration Service. How frequently you are invited depends on your age and the findings of your last test. If you missed your last cervical screening, please call and book. You do not need to wait for a letter to book an appointment. If you need an early morning appointment, please let the Appointments team know. If you are anxious about having the test itself, please ask for a nurse to call you first. You will always be offered a trained chaperone.

Please book a GP telephone consultation if you are at all worried about symptoms of cervical cancer such as bleeding between periods, during or after sex, or after you’ve been through the menopause, or unusual vaginal discharge. Do not wait for your next cervical screening appointment.

Further information, including easy read guides and videos can be found on the NHS website.