Coronavirus may have put a lot of things on pause, but here at Dorset Private GP, we’re making sure that your cervical screening is not one of them.
Cervical screenings (also known as smear tests) are extremely effective at stopping cervical cancer, preventing 7 in 10 diagnoses. But despite this brilliant success rate, the uptake on cervical smears is low even at the best of times. One study in 2019 suggested that cervical screening rates were at their lowest in two decades. Combine that with the cancellations and postponements caused by Covid-19, and we have a worrying dip in these life-saving smears.
So, whether your appointment was cancelled, you’re due a test but haven’t received your usual letter, or it’s your first ever cervical screening, please do make an appointment with us. We are taking extra precautions to make sure this all-important screening can still go ahead.