If you need a smear, please make an appointment with one of our practice nurses. we have appointments from 8am every weekday and until 19:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday & Saturday mornings.
Cervical smears test cells from the cervix to check for early abnormalities which, left untreated, could develop into cervical cancer.
Current UK guidelines recommends 3 yearly smear from the age of 25y to 49y and then 5 yearly until 64y. However, if there are any previous abnormalities or concerns you may need to be seen more frequently than this (you will be informed about this with the results of your test if this is the case).
You will get a letter informing you of the results of your smear and any recommendations after about 2 weeks. Please let us know if you don’t receive a letter.
See the leaflet for more information, Cervical Screening - the facts
Please note that we are only able to offer smear tests for permanent patients. If you are registered as a temporary patient you should book your smear test at the practice where you are registered permanently.