Our nursing team carries out cervical screening.
All women aged 25-64 are eligible for a smear test as part of the national screening programme. Cervical screening is offered because it can detect abormal cell changes in the cervix that could potentially develop in to cancer. If significant abnormalities are detected at an early stage there is the option of having treatment to remove them before they have a chance to become cancerous.
You can watch a video about what to expect during your smear test here:
How do you book an appointment?
As soon as you have received your invitation letter in the post from the national screening programme you can request an appointment. It is not possible to carry out a smear before it is next due, so you do need to wait for your recall letter, but if you have any worries please book an appointment to see of one of the GPs.