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Cervical Screening


Sister Fordham

Sister Saunders


The surgery follows the National Screening Guidelines from the Department of Health. Women are sent their first invitation for routine cervical screening at the age for 25. They are invited every three years until the age of 49. From the age of 50 to 64 they are invited for screening every 5 years. At the age of 65, women are no longer invited to have a cervical screening test unless they have had abnormalities on previous tests.


All eligible women will be sent a letter by the Primary Care Trust asking them to make an appointment for a cervical smear test to be carried out. The Porch Surgery holds clinics on different days to offer you a choice of appointments; these clinics are run by the practice nurses. We cannot do a smear test unless you have received this letter. If you think you may have been missed out for recall, please contact the surgery, and we will investigate. After your smear you will receive a letter from Wiltshire Shared Services informing you of the result; this letter can take six to ten weeks to arrive.


Cervical Screening Tests can also be done at a Family Planning Clinic.


You cannot be tested during your period so make sure you get an appointment before or after your period is due. It is best to have the test in the middle of your menstrual cycle, midway between the periods. www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical

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