Our practice nurses undertake cervical smears. All sexually active women between the ages of 25 and 65 are advised to have a cervical smear test. Cervical smears are recommended every three years for women aged 25-50 and every five years for women 50-65 years. The test is important as it can detect early signs of pre-cancer of the cervix which can be easily treated. Normally the Health Authority will remind women when their next test is due. If you think you are overdue for a test and have not been sent an invitation please contact the surgery.