NHS Cervical Screening Programme

The aim of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer and the number of women who die from the condition.

Cervical screening is important in the prevention of Cervical Cancer and saves lives. The test checks for HPV which you can find out more about at the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/human-papilloma-virus-hpv. We understand that there might be concerns over the safety of attending practice despite the easing of restrictions. We want to assure you that it is safe to attend practice for this important screening. The following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrQUAG2bNeQ provides information on the safety measures in place to make sure it is safe for you to attend.

If you have a cervix, aged 25-49 and not had a cervical screening in the last 3 years or 50-64 and not had a cervical screening in the last 5 years, please contact us to make an appointment. This quick appointment every 3 or 5 years can save your life. Please contact us to arrange your cervical screening appointment.

All women who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening: aged 25 to 49 – every three years.

  • Aged 25 to 49 – every three years.
  • Aged 50 to 64 – every five years.
  • Over 65 – only women who haven’t been screened since age 50 or those who have recently had abnormal tests.

For more information click the following link: www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening-test/

NHS Breast Screening Programme

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and it is more likely as you get older. Breast screening reduces deaths from breast cancer.

Breast screening is offered every 3 years to all women aged between 50 and 70 years of age. The NHS breast screening programme has been extended to invite women in their late 40s and up to 73 years of age.

Whether you or for breast screening or not you should see your GP straight away if you are worried about a breast problem.

For more information click the following link www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/

Shingles Vaccination

Shingles Vaccination is currently being offered to patients aged 70 or born after 1/9/1942 who have not received the vaccination and anyone aged 78 or 79 who have not already had the vaccination. Please book an appointment with the practice nurse.

This is a one-off vaccination that reduces the chances of you developing shingles, and even if you do develop shingles then the disease is likely to affect you less severely.

Shingles are uncomfortable and for some people can be very painful and last a long time.

About 1 in 4 people develop shingles during their lifetime. As we get older, we are much more likely to develop shingles due to changes and the natural weakening of the immune system.

If you would like to book your free shingles vaccination or would like any further information please contact our Patient Care Adviser Team.