Greendsand Surgery, Ampthill
The Health Centre, Oliver Street, Ampthill, Beds, MK45 2SB
Appointments: 01525 631391
General Enquiries: 01525 631390
Out of Hours: 111
Fax: 01525 631393

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Cervical Screening

The practice nurses provide a cervical cancer screening service. See national guidelines

The test involves the nurse doing a vaginal examination and taking a sample of the cells on the surface of the neck of the womb (the cervix). The sample is then examined under the microscope at the lab.

The aim is to look for and identify cancer warning cells. If these are found then treatment can be organised to prevent cervical cancer ever developing.

To have your smear simply book an appointment with the practice nurses.

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Visit NHS Direct for the following advice and information:

What are smear tests
Why should it be done?
When should it be done?
Who can have it?
How is it performed?
Results
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