Resources and Information
Cervical Screening England
Cervical Screening England invites all women between the ages of 25 and 64 for a free cervical screening test every three to five years. Information about the programme can be found on NHS Choices website which provides comprehensive and up-to-date information about cervical screening, what happens at a cervical screening appointment, liquid-based cytology and HPV.
Cervical Screening Northern Ireland
Cervical Screening Northern Ireland invites women for screening every three years from the age of 25 until 49. Women aged 50-64 are offered screening every five years.
Cervical Screening Scotland
All women aged 20 – 60 across Scotland are invited to have a cervical screening test every three years. In August 2010 a new set of leaflets was introduced into the national screening programme in Scotland. The leaflets explain what´s involved, address reasons why women may not be coming forward and answer commonly asked questions.
Cervical Screening Wales
Cervical Screening Wales (CSW) invites women aged between 20 and 49 who live in Wales for a test every 3 years. Women aged 50-64 are offered screening every five years. It provides information about cervical screening in Wales, the cervical smear test and who should be having it, inadequate, repeat and abnormal smears and treatments and HPV facts.
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK's only charity dedicated to those affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. It offers a range of online and face to face support and information.
Marie Stopes International
A specialist reproductive healthcare organiation and a registered charity. Marie Stopes offers annual cervical screening for a fee.
See also our resources on Cancer and General health and medicine.