A Cervical Smear is a simple test to detect pre-cancerous cells in a woman's cervix (neck of womb)
If your smear test is overdue. We understand you might
- be worried about having it
- not have time for it
- not know or understand what it is for
- think you don’t need it
BUT a smear test can save lives and if you have a womb (cervix), you should have the test done so that any pre cancer cells can be found and treated. It is a simple, 5 minute exam, by one of our kind, experienced nurses who will answer any questions you have.
All women, between 25 and 64 should have a smear test taken every three or five years, dependent on age. This simple test could save your life. Please make an appointment with one of our nurses for this to be done. The nurse will put you at ease and would be happy to explain things to you.
Jos Trust has lots of very useful information, in many languages, regarding cervical screening- please click on the link below for more information.
Your Guide to a Smear Test - Click here for a video link https://youtu.be/Ej_Pci-W6Hk
Information in other languages:
Your Guide to a Smear Test - Click here for a video link in
Leaflets in other languages
Bengali- Cervical screening: helping you decide (Bengali)
Gujarati- Cervical screening: helping you decide (Gujarati)
Polish -Cervical screening: helping you decide (Polish)
Punjabi-Cervical screening: helping you decide (Punjabi)
Urdu -Cervical screening: helping you decide (Urdu)
If you are concerned, please call to make an appointment to see your Gp for advice.
Emergency contraception can be obtained free of charge from any Family Planning Clinic or Sexual Health Clinic and from many NHS walk in centres
Girls and women aged 13-24 can obtain the emergency contraceptive pill free of charge from many local pharmacies.
The emergency pill can also be purchased from most pharmacies by anyone aged 16 or over for around £25.
Please book an appointment with a GP or the nurse to discuss your options. The practice offers all types of contraception including coils and implants.
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