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5th March 2019

Public Health England (PHE) has today, Tuesday 5 March 2019, launched the major new national campaign ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’, to increase the number of women attending their cervical screening (often referred to as ‘smear test’) across England.

Here at The Wolverton Centre for Sexual Health we are supporting the 2019 Public Health England national campaign, by encouraging all eligible women to book an appointment for their cervical screening.

Cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts by checking the health of the cervix and preventing any potentially harmful cells from developing.  These screenings save an estimated 5,000 lives per year, which is why it’s vital women to be tested.

We would like to encourage women not to ignore their cervical screening invite and to book an appointment if they have missed their last cervical screening test.

Women aged 25 to 64 years, who are registered with at GP, are invited for free cervical cancer screening as follows:-

  • Women aged 25 to 49 years – every 3 years
  • Women aged 50 to 65 years – every 5 years.

Appointments can be made directly with your GP practice, sexual health clinic or family planning clinic.

Find out more about cervical screening at the Wolverton Centre

Find out more about the 2019 Public Health England national campaign