If you have received your invitation letter, please call the surgery now to arrange your cervical smear appointment with one of our friendly practice nurses.
If you are aged 25 to 49, the NHS will offer you the test every 3 years. If you are aged 50 to 64, the NHS will offer you the test every 5 years.
If it is your first cervical screening, you feel embarrassed or worried, you have had a bad experience before, or you have experienced anything that makes the test hard for you, telling the person doing the test means they can try to give you the right support. If you don’t feel comfortable saying something, try writing it down. The nurses will be happy to answer any of your questions and you can ask for a trained chaperone to be in the room with you to support you.