The NHS cervical screening programme invites women aged between 25 and 64 for cervical screening. Cervical screening is also for anyone within this age range who has a cervix, such as trans men and non-binary people.

The screening test aims to pick up changes early that could develop into cervical cancer if left untreated.

About cervical screening

Cervical screening aims to prevent cervical cancer from developing. Find out about the NHS screening programme and how you have the test.

Cervical screening results

Most people have a normal screening test result. Find out what happens if you don't have a normal result.

Last reviewed: 
27 Feb 2020
Next review due: 
23 Feb 2023
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