The surgery is keen to promote prevention of women’s diseases and it is very important for all women between 20 and 65 to have a cervical smear test every three years. There are many early stages of cervical cancer and if picked up early, this is totally curable by simple treatment and no large operation is necessary. We have specially trained nurses to perform cervical smears.
When you attend for a smear could we ask you to bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope, with you in order that you may receive your smear result. This has proved to be a confidential way to receive results as the patient recognise their own handwriting when letter arrives by post.
Appointments are available on request or by recall system. If you speak to doctor or nurse and decide you do not want a smear please sign refusal form, either at surgery or by post, this means you will not be contacted again by the practice for five years. If you have had a smear taken outside the practice e.g. at a hospital or family planning clinic, please inform practice – this will save you getting unwanted invitations from us. Your help in this matter will be very much appreciated.