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Cervical Screening Doesn’t Stop for COVID-19 

It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week is this week, and of course the impact of  COVID-19 has means changes have been made to lots of services, including cervical screening. 

If you are due to have a cervical screening or have had a test cancelled, you might be wondering what your next steps are. Whether it’s your first test or you’ve had one before, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust can help you understand changes to cervical screening as a result of COVID-19, including what to expect if you attend an appointment.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the leading cervical cancer charity in the UK. They provide information, campaign for change, and provide support at every step. They are dedicated to continuing their work until day that cervical cancer is no more. 

Five million women are invited for cervical screening every year in the UK but over the last few months many tests have been postponed and invitations paused. Cervical screening isn’t always easy and COVID-19 has made it slightly more complicated. COVID-19 has changed a lot about our lives, including the experience of visiting your GP surgery. 

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has put together a set of FAQs to help answer the most common questions and concerns of women due for screening. Read the FAQs here.

Find out more about Cervical Screening Awareness Week here.