Prevention is in your hands

In July 2022, it was announced that all eligible women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 74 years will now be able to choose from two types of cervical screening:
– Self-collection (taking your own sample using a simple swab)
– GP or Nurse collected sample from your cervix using a speculum
You are eligible if
  • you are aged between 25 – 74
  • have had any type of sexual contact (with any person, even of the same gender)
  • you are a women / person with a cervix

You should get a test even if you

  • have hat the HPV vaccines
  • are not currently sexually active
  • have had the same partner for a long time, or only had one partner
  • are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
  • are pregnant
  • have been through menopause
  • feel health and have no symptoms

Having the cervical screening test could save your life.  About 800 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and about 80% of these cases occur in women who have never been screened or were not up to date with their screening.

Having a regular screening test is the best way to protect yourself.  If you or someone you love has never been screened or not screened for a long time, please encourage them to to their cervical screening.  Book you appointment now to speak with one of our GP’s or cervical screening nurse.

Learn more about self-collection here: