A smear test only lasts 5 minutes and they can save lives.
The number of people going for smear tests has been falling; however, together we can change this! We want everyone to know what a smear test is for, why they’re important and ways to make them better. So if you follow the link below you will find information that will help you decide and contains information you will find useful – you can also watch the video – don’t miss your opportunity its only a click away so on the link below.
‘REDUCE YOUR RISK’ and our Team here at the Practice are supporting this event and the screening programme.
You may have seen on the news and social media that more women in the country are now actively starting to have their cervical screening (smear) test. We are encouraging all patients who have any concerns or fears or have questions about their first test to speak with one of the Practice Nurse so we can help you. You can speak to any of our Practice Nurses, Susan and Alison, or your Doctor if you have any concerns or questions in the strictest confidence.
Screening SAVES LIVES a cervical screening test only lasts 5 minutes and in most cases the results are normal. Don’t keep putting off or delay booking an appointment if your smear test is overdue or you have been invited.
PICK UP THE PHONE AND BOOK YOUR CERVICAL SCREENING TEST WITH ONE OF OUR PRACTICE NURSES TODAY – IF YOUR RESULTS ARE NORMAL YOU WILL HAVE PEACE OF MIND. EVEN IF YOUR TEST IS ABNORMAL THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN YOU HAVE CANCER AND THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE YOUR RISK IS TO HAVE YOUR TEST.
You can contact us on 01924 767 097 Practice Secretaries Andrea and Sarah or ring the main surgery line on 01924 767 101 selection option 1 and as one of our care navigators to book cervical smear test appointment for you.
Click in this link for useful information to help you decide https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-cancer-prevention-week/smearforsmear?mc_cid=5df951cd3b&mc_eid=6317dc8ae8
You can download the Cervical Smear Test Practice information leaflet here: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR CS TEST PRACTICE LEAFLET 2019
Be self aware and know some of the symptoms associated with Cervical Cancer – speak to your clinical team if you have any concerns.
NHS cervical screening information leaflet English: cervical_screening_leaflet ENGLISH
‘Easy read’ booklet can be downloaded here: jcct_easyread_having_a_smear_test_v1.2_2mb
NHS information is several languages can be downloaded here:
You can find out more information from the Jo’s Trust website
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
A future where cervical cancer is a thing of the past.
To see cervical cancer prevented and reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support, and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention. Helpline: 0808 802 8000
Helpline: 0808 802 8000