Cervical screening: what to expect

Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix, which is the opening to your womb from your vagina. It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer. It's one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

At St Martin's we want to encourage women to have their screening test regularly. It's your choice if you want to come for cervical screening but it is one of the best ways to protect you from cervical cancer. Women age 25 - 49 are invited to attend every 3 years. Women age 50 - 64 are invited to attend every 5 years. 

We hope you find this information and videos helpful.

We have cervical screening appointments in the daytime and evening at St Martins with one of our nursing team (see photos below), and also at weekends at our local hub at Rutland Lodge. If you would like to talk to one of our nursing team about any concerns or queries you may have, or simply want to know more about what to expect , then please ask to book a phone call with one of the nursing team and they would be very happy to chat.

Reach us on 0113 22 11 888!


Nurse Nadia Mughal

Nurse Alex Davies

Nurse Sarah Blakeley

Nurse Amanda Rodriguez