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*UPDATED* Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions in place.

Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)

In Scotland, the cervical screening test is offered to all women:

      • between the ages of 25 and 49 every 3 years
      • between the ages of 50 and 64 every 5 years

Regular cervical screening (smear test):

          • Is the best protection against cervical cancer
          • Saves around 5,000 lives every year in the UK
          • prevents 8 out of 10 cervical cancers from developing.

The test takes less than 5 minutes and can save lives.  Go on, add a smear to your to-do list.

Make your appointment with either your

          • GP practice
          • sexual health clinic or
          • family planning clinic 

For more information about cervical screening, please visit

Last Updated: 15 July 2020