Female and aged 25 and over? It is important that you attend for your cervical screening (smear test) when invited by your GP practice.
Cervical screening is a very quick test which checks the health of your cervix (which is the lower part of the womb) and can identify early signs of cell changes that can be treated before cervical cancer may develop.
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills two women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited.
The nurses who deliver cervical screenings are trained to do all they can to put you at ease during your appointment. They can answer any questions or concerns you may have. However, whether you attend your screening or not, is ultimately your choice.
If you’re due to have a cervical screening, you’ll receive an invite letter in the post. Don’t ignore it, book your cervical screening appointment with your GP practice today.
If you missed your previous appointment or are unsure if you are due a screening, please contact your GP practice who will be able to advise you.
Cervical screening saves lives
Your nurse and GP are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Please don’t put off this very quick test; it could save your life.