Smear Test (Cervical Screening)

Corona Virus Update

Invitations for cervical screening are now being sent out. If you are due for a smear test, but have not been sent an invite, call the Practice or book an appointment online. It’s important to go to your appointment unless you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus.


A smear test (or a cervical screening test) is a simple test that checks for a virus called high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) and, if you have HPV, then looks for cervical cell changes (abnormal cells). Finding and treating these changes can prevent cancer of the cervix from developing. When you receive an invitation to cervical screening from the Practice, please, don’t ignore it. It takes just a few minutes and could save your life.

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