If you have had an invitation for #cervicalscreening make sure you book your appointment with a nurse or Dr today. We’re supporting @HealthierNWL to encourage ALL women to get their cervical screening #Ihadmine.

We’re supporting @HealthierNWL to encourage all women to go & get their cervical screening. It’s over in minutes & really isn’t that bad! You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have reduced your risks of getting cervical cancer. Book your appointment today! #Ihadmine.

A link to our website with further info on the campaign can be found here

If you could reduce your risk of getting cervical cancer would you? The time is now

The NHS in North West London asks all women to attend their invitation to cervical screening (smear tests).All women aged 25 to 64, who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening. If you are due a cervical screening you should have or will soon receive a letter through the post asking you to make an appointment for a cervical screening test. If you don’t have an invitation and are unsure if you are due for a screening you should contact your GP to find out.

Did you know…

  • Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 yet it is largely preventable
  • having a cervical screening saves 5,000 lives a year in the UK
  • cervical screening lasts five minutes but the impact of cervical cancer can last a lifetime.

Do not delay! Book an appointment to have your screening with a nurse or doctor at your GP practice today, you can request a female if you prefer. Appointments are available in the evening and at the weekend across North West London seven days a week. Ask your GP practice receptionist for more details. Cervical screening is a test to detect abnormalities that can be treated to prevent cancer developing. Being screened regularly (every 3-5 years) provides a high degree of protection against developing cervical cancer. Being screened regularly also means any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing. Have you had your cervical screening? Join the conversation and help save the lives of other women by letting them know how quick and easy it is to reduce their risks of getting cervical cancer and potentially save their life by having regular cervical screenings.