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Cervical Screening

Cervical Screening Administration Service (CSAS) are the responsible agency for sending out invitations to book an appointment with your GP Practice for a cervical smear. The administration service supporting the national cervical screening programme produces and sends out 9 million invitation, reminder and result letters each year.

What is a Cervical screening? Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix.  Please click this link HERE for NHS Cervical Screening which provides a more detailed information guide about the following questions

Why Is it Important? Identifying abnormal cells can prevent cervical cancer from developing, as any cause for concern can be removed and monitored through further treatment.

Who Needs One? In the UK, women from the age of 25 are invited to have a smear test either by Cervical Screening Administration Service (CSAS) who are the responsible agency for sending out invitations.  You may also receive a reminder from the surgery to book an appointment with one of our practice nurses.

How do I know if I am due a test? If your last smear was normal the recall is every 3 years for 25 to 49 years and every 5 years for 50 to 64. You’ll usually stop being invited for screening once you turn 65, this is because it’s very unlikely that you’ll get cervical cancer, you’ll only be invited again if 1 of your last 3 tests was abnormal. If you’re 65 or older and have never been for cervical screening, or have not had cervical screening since the age of 50, you can ask your GP for a test.  If you are unsure you can contact the surgery or complete the form below.

What if I do not want to have a smear ? We can not stop the invitations unless you inform us that you do not wish to have the smear test, you can do this by completing the form below.

How can I book an appointment? We would like to assure all our patients that we as a practice, are mindful of COVID-19 and your appointment will be done in a safe and secure environment with one of our Practice Nurses. 

  • To book an appointment you can do this online using Patient Access. 
  • Don’t have patient access?,  why not set it up today there are many benefits including booking appointments visit our web page for further information.
  • Alternatively you can ring 0151 355 6144 Monday to Friday between 11:00am and 5:30pm to book a routine smear test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cervical Screening

    If you do not recall when your last had a smear and whether you are due/overdue for recall
  • An individual can make an informed choice to either temporarily or permanently be ceased from call and recall. The request for permanent withdrawal from cervical screening should be submitted in writing where possible, disclaimer attached. This is to ensure that there is no misunderstanding and that they are not ceased from call and recall in error.
    I Acknowledge the fact that I have been asked to attend for a cervical smear test and understand the risks and implications of not having this test. I still wish to have my name removed from the recall list and not have the test done
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

FOR HELP & SUPPORT PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS

Download NHS Leaflet – Cervical Screening Helping You Decide

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Support for LGBT people

NHS Cervical Screening Help and Support

Should Trans Men have Cervical Screening