Cervical Cancer Prevention Months at Amersham Vale Training Practice

 

During the months of January and February 2022, Amersham Vale Training Practice will aim to raise awareness of cervical screening, and encourage women and people with a cervix not to ignore their invitation and to arrange an appointment for their cervical screening as soon as they have been invited.

To answer your questions we have created a dedicated page on our website for Cervical Screening with relevant information on what the screening is, how often the test needs to be repeated, what the result means, ways to book an appointment and how to contact us regarding the Cervical Screening. On this page you will find some cervical screening video guides that are also available in other languages thanks to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust (https://www.jostrust.org.uk/).

However cervical cancer prevention doesn't stop at screening. 220,000 women and people with a cervix every year are told they have cervical cell changes after their screening, and many more given a HPV diagnosis. This can mean more tests and treatments, and for some it can be an incredibly hard time.

We also encourage women and people with a cervix to visit Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust website (https://www.jostrust.org.uk/) where you will find lots of up-to-date information on cervical screening, ways to deal with deal with an unexpected result and also to read stories from other patients or even get involved and share your own one and show others they aren’t alone.

Cervical screening can help stop cervical cancer before it starts so it’s an incredibly important test.

 

How to book an appointment

You will receive a text, letter or a call inviting you to attend your cervical screening.

You can book your appointment using the askFIRST App. For more info and how to download the app please go to our dedicated page for askFIRST app.

In the app go to Book Appointments > Book Nurse Appointment Book Smear.

If you don't have access to Internet please call 020 3474 6730 to book an appointment. More ways on how to book an appointment can be found here.

By calling 020 3474 6730 our receptionist can also offer you a late or weekend appointment for your smear test (subject to availability) at GP Extended Access at University Lewisham Hospital.

 

Published: Jan 6, 2022