Cervical Smear Tests

The practice nurses provide a cervical cancer screening service.

The test involves the nurse doing a vaginal examination and 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.

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

Useful Cervical Smear External Links:

NHS Choices for the following advice and information:

  • What are smear tests?
  • Why should it be done?
  • When should it be done?
  • Who can have it?
  • How is it performed?
  • Results
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • See the National Guidelines for information about who should have smear tests done and how often.