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Cervical and chlamydia screening

Cervical screening

The National Cervical Screening Programme invites women aged 25 to 49 years old every 3 years for 'smear test'. Women aged 50 to 64 years are invited every 5 years for this test.    Please contact the practice to book an appointment when you receive your invitation letter.      The leaflet 'NHS cervical screening - helping you decide' can be downloaded here

Chlamydia screening

All patients who are aged between 16 and 24 years who are sexually active are encouraged to take 'the Love Bug' test regularly, and each time they have a new sexual partner.    

Test kits for chlamydia can be ordered online (at no cost and without your parent/guardian being informed)  from     Please note that GP practices no longer hold supplies of the test kits.

Don’t meet the criteria? Please contact or visit your Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic to request a Chlamydia test. See for clinic details

You will be contacted with your results by the Chlamydia National Screening Programme office, and offered treatment for chlamydia if appropriate (usually tablets to treat the infection).   

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