Who is invited for cervical screening?

You should be invited for cervical screening if you have a cervix. Our Nurses are seeing patients throughout this pandemic safely for smear appointments. Please do not put off your appointment and discuss with the nurses if you are at all concerned. We are here to help you.

In the UK, you are automatically invited for cervical screening if you are:

  • between the ages of 25 to 64
  • registered as female with a GP surgery.

You may get your first invite up to 6 months before you turn 25. You can book an appointment as soon as you get the invite.


How often will I be invited for cervical screening?

Your cervical screening result will help decide when you are next invited for cervical screening. 

You may be invited:

  • every year
  • every 3 years
  • every 5 years
  • straight to colposcopy for more tests.

Published: Nov 23, 2020

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