Regular cervical screening, more commonly known as ‘smear testing’ is encouraged. If you have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss them with either a nurse or a doctor.
For more information on the cervical screening programme please visit the NHS website. The test is designed to look for any abnormal changes on the cervix before cancer develops, when any problems can be easily treated.
Smear tests are available every 3 years for those aged between 25 and 49 years and every 5 years for those aged 50 to 64 years. Women aged 65+ are only screened if their last 3 tests included an abnormal result. Smear tests are usually booked with the Practice nurses.
After your smear the results will take 6-8 weeks to come back and the results will always be sent to your home address by the screening programme.