Cervical screening by the NHS saves over 1000 lives a year. Cervical screening reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer. The test is simple to perform taking just a few minutes and is usually performed by a nurse. The smear acts as an early warning, so changes in the cells can be seen before they become more serious. These early warning signals could save a woman’s life. We offer the test to all women aged 25-64. It is vitally important that patients attend for this service.