Screening Services

NHS Cervical Screening 

Smears are taken by our trained practice nurses. If you are between the age of 25 and 65 and have not had a smear taken within the last three years please book between 

days 10 and 18 of your cycle.

NHS Bowel Cancer Screening (Faecal Occult Blood Screening)

The bowel cancer screening test for people aged 60 or over is a kit you use at home. This is used to check for tiny amounts of blood in your poo. It doesn’t diagnose bowel cancer, but it’s a simple way to find out if you need further tests.

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.

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.