It is recommended that woman have routine cervical smears every three years from the age of 25 until the age of 65, and then every five years provided the smear is normal. You will be notified by the North East Primary Care Services Agency when your smear is due. Please telephone and make an appointment. Routine smears are usually taken by the Practice Nurse or occasionally by a Doctor if necessary.
You will be informed by the North East Primary Care Services Agency of your result by post. This usually takes between four and eight weeks. If you have any queries about your result please telephone the surgery and speak to the Practice Nurse.