About the survey

Local Healthwatch are independent consumer champions created to gather and represent the views of the public. Our role is to ensure that the voices of those who use health and social care services are listened to by those who plan and provide them.

Healthwatch North Lincolnshire are undertaking a review into ladies experiences of accessing cervical screening (smeart test) appoinmtnets. As part of the review we are asking people to tell us their experiences. The findings will highlight what is working well and give recommendations for improvement.

The information you provide may be shared with service providers, however, your personal details will not be passed on and all responses will be anonymised.

What is cervical screening (smear test?)

Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.  It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer.

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter. Smear tests are recommended every 3 years between 25 and 49, then every 5 years between 50 and 64

During the screening appointment, a small sample of cells will be taken from your cervix.

The sample is tested for changes to the cells of your cervix.

Finding abnormal changes early means they can be monitored or treated so they do not get a chance to turn into cervical cancer.

You'll get your results by letter, usually in about 2 weeks.

Try not to put off cervical screening. It's one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

Source: NHS England https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Healthwatch team using the details below:

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