Cervical Screening Awareness Week

17.06.2024 – 23.06.2024

What is Cervical Screening/Smear?

Cervical Screening (Smear) is not a test for cancer, it is a small and short test which is carried out at the Doctors Surgery by the Practice Nurse, the screening checks for viruses and any change to cells (cell abnormality).

The screening is carried out on all women with a cervix after the age of 25 and are preferably carried out when you are not on your period.

Please use the video below for more details and questions around why the Cervical Screening (Smears are so important)

Surgeries now usually have additional services which allow more flexibility of appointments with clinicians out of normal GP working hours. Please speak to your Surgery to ask for an ‘Extended Access’ appointment if a late evening or weekend is more suitable for you.

For further details on how the cervical screening is carried out, please use Jo’s Trust Chairty link below.

What Happens During a Smear Test? | Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust (jostrust.org.uk)