In order to support the national cervical screening programme, The Confederation now assists practices in increasing the uptake of these appointments, by contacting eligible patients in the Hillingdon area. Practices identify patients who have not previously responded to invitations and the confederation contacts them on the practices behalf. We offer these appointments in our Extended Access Hubs service; this means that patients can book appointments at times more convenient to them, for example in the evenings and at weekends.
It is important to take part in the programme as cervical screening is one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer. Our highly trained nurses can answer questions and we would encourage you to tell them if you have concerns about the screening.
If you do not want to be invited for screening, contact your GP and ask to be taken off their cervical screening list. You can ask them to put you back on the list at any time if you change your mind.
Our team have received training with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust who is the UK's leading cervical cancer charity. They campaign for change, provide support and trustworthy information at every step. You can read more about Jo's Trust here: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/
You can find out more about the screening by visiting the NHS website. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/