Cervical screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting
and treating abnormailities of the cervix.
Screening is the process of identifying individuals who appear
healthy but may be at increased risk of a disease or
condition. The process is not perfect and in every screen
there are a number of false positives and false negatives.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme is available to women aged
25 to 64 in England. All eligible women who are registered
with a GP automatically receive an invitation by mail. Women aged
25 to 49 receive invitations every 3 years. Women aged 50 to 64
receive invitations every 5 years.
NHS Choices provides information for the public on the Cervical
Cervical Screening is offered in all CaSH venues and in some GUM
venues by regionally trained nurses.
To make an appointment contact the Central Appointment Booking
Line on 0191 372 8700 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
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'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital