Smear tests for women involve an examination of the cervix (neck of the womb) to check for changes which occur before cancer develops. These changes can then be treated. Please click the link below for more information.
We recommend that women between the ages of 25 and 49 years are encouraged to have a smear every three years and those aged between 50 and 64 every five years, unless advised otherwise by a doctor.
Smear tests are usually performed by the Practice Nurse. We have a recall system in place to advise women in advance of their next smear test.
If you are newly registered with the practice, please inform us of the approximate date of your last cervical smear in order so we can put you into our recall system.
Patients wishing to check their results (and it is always wise to do this) should wait between four to five weeks before doing so – the approximate time taken by the laboratory to process the tests.