Many of you will be aware that the age range for routine recall for cervical screening has changed. Previously all women aged 20 years were routinely called for cervical screening, but the age range has now changed along with the frequency of routine recalls. All women aged 25 years will be recalled on a 3 yearly basis until the age of 50. Women from the ages of 50-64 will be routinely called every 5 years.
Cervical screening is very important and to emphasise this the government are running a national campaign beginning on the 8th of February. We shall have leaflets and posters with details of the current campaign in the surgery.
If you are concerned, or you have not had a cervical smear test in some time please contact the surgery and we will arrange for an appointment with our practice nurse to see whether you can have a smear or if you should be added to the recall system for routine recalls.