Cervical Screening

  • Women aged 25-64yrs
  • Invited every 3 years age 25-49 and every 5 years age 50-64
  • Cytology with HPV triage

Telephone: 0203 682 0890

The Results

  • Result unclear: women are asked to repeat the test
  • Results show mild cell changes: In England the sample is checked for HPV. If it is HPV positive, women will be invited for a colposcopy. If it is HPV negative, the woman will be returned to routine screening.
  • Results show moderate to severe changes: women will be invited for a colposcopy.

The Benefits of cervical screening

  • Saves at least 2,000 lives each year in the UK.
  • Benefit of screening on cervical cancer risk increases with age.
  • The cervical screening programme started in the late 1980s and since the early 1990s cervical cancer incidence rates have decreased by almost a quarter in the UK.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening