Our very own Denise UPDATE

Our very own Denise WON! the award, excellent achievement, very well done from us all here at Brechin NHS Tayside has four finalists in the Royal College of Nursing Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2024 Representing NHS Tayside in

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening (smear test) is a quick test to check your cervix (neck of the womb) for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

HPV is a common virus that can cause many different types of cancer. HPV causes 99% of all cervical cancers. Your sample is checked for HPV that can cause cell changes.

Having both the HPV vaccination and cervical screening will dramatically reduce the number of people with cervical cancer in Scotland.

The uptake rate for cervical screening was 69.3% with just over one million eligible women having participated in the screening period as at 31st March 2021. Uptake has declined in recent years. Uptake increased with age from 55% for ages 25 to 29 to a peak of 79% in those 50 to 54 years, before reducing in the oldest invited age groups.

Please click the link below for more information

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening/cervical/cervical-screening-smear-test#:~:text=Cervical%20screening%20is%20routinely%20offered,you’re%2070%20years%20old.

If you have not had a smear in over 5 years, Please get in touch to make an appointment

View of smear test result