Every year in the UK, around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under.
Across the whole of the UK women are invited for cervical screening (smear test) between the ages of 25 and 64. Women aged 25–49 are invited every three years and women aged 50–64 are invited every five years.
If you are aged between 25 and 64 you will receive a telephone call/text message/letter from the reception team to remind you book in for a smear test with the Practice Nurse.
Smear tests are so important in the prevention of cervical cancer so we urge you to make every effort to attend.
For more information on the cervical screening process please watch the following videos:
Your guide to cervical screening
Your guide to cervical screening - Bengali
Your guide to cervical screening - Urdu
Your guide to cervical screening - Hindi
Your guide to cervical screening - Polish
Your guide to cervical screening - Chinese (Mandarin)
If you would like to know more about the cervical screening process please visit the Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust website at www.jostrust.org.uk where information and support is available.
We have a new service where we can check for diseases like Chlamydia. Please ask reception or speak to a nurse or doctor for further information.