Cervical screening is for women and people with a cervix. We offer screening every 3 years from age 25 to 49 and every 5 years from age 50 to 64. This is because most cervical cancers develop between these ages. First invitations arrive a few months before people turn 25. You can book your appointment as soon as you get your invitation. We invite some people more often due to a previous screening result.
You should consider having screening regardless of your sexual orientation, sexual history, or whether you have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.
Trans men and nonbinary people who have cervixes should also attend regular screening, but may not receive invitations through the national screening programme.
We would like to remind our patients that we are still continuing to run regular cervical screening (smear) clinics at this time and urge you to book in if your smear is due.
We can reassure our patients that we have strict safety measures in place in these challenging times to protect our patients and staff. Please phone the Surgery on 01342 843822 to book an appointment.