Don’t ignore your cervical screening invite


18 Jun 2024

It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week from 17th to 23rd June. Taking up your screening invitation can stop cervical cancer before it starts.

Don't ignore your cervical screening invite

Every day, two women die from cervical cancer but getting screened can help stop it before it starts.

So, if you missed your last screen, contact your GP practice about booking an appointment. And if you have questions find out more at Macmillan Cancer:

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Advice for those with a learning disability

People with a learning disability have produced a video with Sutton Mencap to help with understanding and take up of cervical screening. Watch it here:

Tips for easier screening

  1. Longer Appointments: Consider asking for a longer appointment to have more time for questions.
  2. Bring a Trusted Person: Having someone you trust with you during the appointment can provide support.
  3. Smaller Speculum: Request a smaller speculum if it’s more comfortable for you.
  4. Wear a Skirt or Dress: You can keep it on during the screening to feel more covered.
  5. Talk to Your Nurse: If you need support or have questions, your nurse can assist you.

How to book your screening appointment

Find your nearest GP Practice here and book your screening with them today: 

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