Smear Test Reminder
Yes, all of you.
When did you last have a smear test?
Smear tests are free, fast and could save your life.
If you can’t remember when you last had a test, or if you’ve moved house, or just been ‘too busy’ to book your appointment, please call your surgery today to see if your smear test is due.
The frequency of testing will depend upon your age, as follows:
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England offers free tests to all women aged between 25 and 64 who are registered with their GP.
Women should normally be invited for a smear test at the following times:
- At the age of 25 they will receive their first invitation for screening.
- Women aged 25 to 49 are invited for screening every three years.
- Women aged 50 to 64 are invited for screening every five years.
- Women aged 65 or over are only screened if they have not been screened since they were 50 or if they have had recent abnormal test results.