Routine Cervical Screening (Smear) Tests continue to take place at the Practice. Please contact 0161 426 0011 to book an appointment. We also have appointments on Saturday and Sunday Mornings.
Patients with a cervix, aged 25 – 64 are invited for cervical screening tests every three to five years. Cervical cancer causes hundreds of deaths each year, but can be caught early when there are only minor abnormalities which are treatable. It is, therefore, very important that all patients with a cervix attend for regular screening. Having a cervical screening test is a very simple and quick procedure that saves many lives by detecting cervical cancer cells. We would recommend that you attend for your screening. Further information is available at www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk.
Bowel Cancer Screening
How to get a screening kit
All men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP in England are automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.
Make sure we have your correct address so your kit is posted to the right place.
If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
NHS screening kits are not available for people under 60.
- If you're 60 to 74, you'll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years
- if you're 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60
How to use the kit
The main kit used in England is the faecal immunochemical test kit – known as the FIT kit.
With this kit, you collect 1 sample of poo in a small plastic sample bottle and post it back to a laboratory for testing.
There are instructions with the kit. You can also read the kit instructions online.
For further information, please read our information leaflet below, or visit www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/screening/