Cervical Screening

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

If you received an invite before the pause or had your appointment cancelled due to COVID-19, contact your GP practice now to book your cervical screening (smear test). Due to COVID-19, a number of safety measures have been put in place to ensure it is safe to attend screening appointments. There is no change to the screening test itself. If you are concerned about a potential sign or symptom, don't wait for your screening invite to arrive. Contact your GP practice to get it checked. For more information about the symptoms of cervical cancer visit www.nhsinform.scot/cervicaltest

smear test

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.



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