Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer.

All women between the ages of 25 and 64 are eligible for cervical screening test every 3 to 5 years. Screening starts from age 25 and every 3 years onward. From age 50 tests are done every 5 years.

The NHS Breast Screening Programme provides breast screening every three years for all women from age 47 and over. Women between the ages of 47 and 73 are routinely invited. Although you are not routinely called for screening after the age of 73, you can telephone for appointment for screening after age 73.

Telephone breast Screening: 0191 445 2554