Cervical Screening (smears)

The national cervical screening programme

All of our nurses are fully trained in cervical screening. The national cervical screening programme offers women aged between 25 and 64. If you are aged between 25 and 49 you should receive an invite for screening every three years and if you are aged 50 to 64 you should receive an invite every five years.

Two women in England will die from cervical cancer every day. Deaths that could’ve been prevented by early regular screening.

Nationally, the number of women attending cervical screening is at a twenty year low. In London one third of women are not going to their screening appointment. 

It is strongly recommended that you take up this invite as it is a proven method of early detection of changes in the cervix which can go on to cause cervical cancer.

For more information on the national cervical screening programme please click here.

Declining Cervical Screening

If you wish to be removed from the national cervical screening programme, please read this booklet and then comeplete and sign this form and email it to gpdirect@nhs.net