Screening for bowel, breast and cervical cancer enables early detection and treatment, which can increase survival chances considerably.
If you are worried about a specific problem, or worried about the risks of cancer, then you should talk to your GP. Cancer screening saves lives; it is important you attend your screening appointments.
Are you aged between 60-74? Did you receive a screening kit in the post but did not complete and return it? If you would like to take part, and need a screening kit, call 0800 707 6060
Cervical Screening (Smears)
When? Cervical screening is offered to women between the ages of 25 and 50 every 3 years and every 5 years for women between 50 and 65 years. If all smears have been normal, there is no need to have further smears beyond age 65. For what, why and how, click here.
Please book an appointment with one of our nurses once you have received your text/letter invite.
Contrary to common belief, your sexual orientation does not affect the need for regular smears.
If you do not want to have a smear and want to opt out this time or be removed from the screening list, please complete the disclaimer form below and return it to us. If at any time you change your mind and want a smear done, do not hesitate to contact the surgery.
Smear Disclaimer Form
Breast screening is currently offered to women aged 50 to their 71st birthday in England.
But currently there's a trial to examine the effectiveness of offering some women one extra screen between the ages of 47 and 49 and one between the ages of 71 and 73.
You'll first be invited for screening between within 3 years of your 50th birthday, although in some areas you'll be invited from the age of 47 as part of the age extension trial.
You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you have a very high risk of developing breast cancer. For more information, read having a family history of breast cancer.
If you're 71 or over, you'll stop receiving screening invitations.
You can still have screening once you are 71 or over if you want to, and can arrange an appointment by contacting your local screening unit or GP.
To find out more click on the cancer pages on the left or go to the NHS Choices website.
Or click on one of the links below:
Bowel Cancer Sceening
Breast Cancer Screening
Cervical Cancer Screening