Cervical Screening

Everything you need to know about cervical screening:

Cervical screening, or the “smear test”, is a routine health check that identifies potentially harmful cells and changes on the cervix. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills two women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited.

Our nurses are trained to do all they can to put you at ease during your appointment and are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have. However, whether you attend your screening or not, is ultimately your choice.

If you’re due to have a cervical screening, you’ll receive an invite letter in the post. Don’t ignore it, book your cervical screening here today.

If you missed your previous appointment or are unsure if you are due a screening, please contact us and we will book you an appointment if you’re due.

Dr Dawn Harper joins cervical screening campaign

'Together we can stop cervical cancer before it starts'. Dr Dawn Harper, NHS GP, talks about the new campaign launched by Public Health England, encouraging women to accept their invite for their cervical screening test.#CervicalScreeningSavesLives

Posted by Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Thursday, March 28, 2019