July 2020 Routine Cervical Screening
Routine cervical screening was temporarily paused by NHS Scotland earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic is currently still ongoing, cervical screening is slowly starting to return. You can read about how this will happen here - https://www.nhsinform.scot/cervicalscreeningresumes#cervical-screening-has-resumed
Patients who received an invitation to attend routine cervical screening before the screening was suspended in April will be given priority at the moment. If you received an invitation letter before April then please get in touch with us to book an appointment. If you are due to attend routine screening in the near future, please do not contact the practice to book your appointment until you have received an invitation letter to do so. However, if you have any symptoms you are concerned about, please book a GP appointment to discuss this.
NHS Scotland have created a patient leaflet to read - Cervical Screening Questions and Answers
Click on the link to watch the latest Scottish Government Cervical Screening Campaign film.
You can read more about Cervical Screening on the NHS Inform website.
For more information on why it is a good idea to take part in cervical screening, please have a look at the getcheckedearly.org website.
Please get in touch with the practice to book your smear test with one of our practice nurses.