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Cervical Smear Tests

Most of our practice nurses provide a cervical cancer screening service. See national guidelines

The test involves the nurse taking a sample of the cells on the surface of the neck of the womb (the cervix). The sample is then examined under the microscope at the lab.

The aim is to look for and identify cancer warning cells. If these are found then treatment can be organised to prevent cervical cancer ever developing. You should receive your result within 3 weeks of the test.

To have your smear simply book an appointment with the practice nurses.

External Links

NHS Choices - for further information

Videos from NHS Choices

A smear test is a screening method to detect pre-cancerous cells. A gynaecologist explains what the test involves, why you should have it and how often.

A group of teenage girls and a GP explain how the HPV vaccine can reduce the risk of cervical cancer.