Cervical screening also known as smear test) can be very daunting, and many women feel anxious about it. Please take a few minutes to read this information which can help you understand why cervical screening is so important and what to expect during your appointment.
Please use links below if you need information about cervical screening. The information can also be translated to any other languages
Cervical screening - NHS Online Patient Information
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust provides information videos in other language and useful information about what to expect when you attend your appointment.
The cervical screening is normally carried out by one of our practice nurses, and are always happy to help and answer questions you might have.
We are keen to support you in making right decision, please do get in touch if any of the following apply to you and we can discuss further:
- I have a mental health condition.
- I am afraid it will hurt.
- I may have a panic attack/cry/freeze up
- I get distressed during a physical examination
- I am a survivor of sexual violence.
- I have had a bad experience during a smear test in the past.
- I am a survivor of female genital mutilation.
- I’d like a chaperone.
- There’s words that can trigger attacks or flashbacks.