Important information on smear tests

Important information on smear tests

We have been informed about a possible scam in relation to cervical cancer screening.
Public Health England has alerted that some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening.
The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.
Please do not respond to this message – it is bogus.
Due to the current pandemic, routine Smear tests have been put on hold. But please be reassured you will not be missed when it becomes safe for the practice to continue with these examinations.
If you feel unduly worried, please contact the practice. We are here for you to help and support you to put your mind at rest.
Ladies with abnormal results will be invited by the cytology screening service and their tests will go ahead as normal. If you are concerned about the message, contact your GP practice and we can check it.