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InformationCervical Smears

Cervical smears are undertaken in order to detect abnormal changes in the neck of the womb. If these changes exist and are left untreated they can progress to cervical cancer. At Bideford Medical Centre all nurses and doctors are trained and practised in performing cervical smears. All women aged between 25 and 64 are invited to attend the surgery for a smear according to the following timetable:

The NHS operates a recall system, keeping track of all women registered with a GP to ensure that they are invited for a smear when it is due. It is very important that we have your correct address and contact details for this system to work. If you would like to book an appointment for a smear please telephone the appointments desk. For further information regarding cervical smears please use this link:


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