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Cervical Screening

Due to COVID-19, cervical screening is temporarily postponed. Please contact the practice in three months by email to make your appointment

Women aged 25 – 64 are invited for cervical screening tests every three to five years.  Cervical cancer causes hundreds of deaths each year, but can be caught early when there are only minor abnormalities which are treatable.  It is, therefore, very important that all women attend for regular screening.  Having a cervical screening test is a very simple and quick procedure that saves many lives by detecting cervical cancer cells.  We would recommend that you attend for your screening. Further information is available at www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk.

Bowel Cancer Screening

How to get a screening kit

All men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP in England are automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.

Make sure we have your correct address so your kit is posted to the right place.

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

NHS screening kits are not available for people under 60.

  • If you're 60 to 74, you'll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years
  • if you're 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60

How to use the kit

The main kit used in England is the faecal immunochemical test kit – known as the FIT kit.

With this kit, you collect 1 sample of poo in a small plastic sample bottle and post it back to a laboratory for testing.

There are instructions with the kit. You can also read the kit instructions online.

For further information, please read our information leaflet below, or visit www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/screening/

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