Cervical screening: it's best to take the test (English and 11 translations)
This leaflet provides information about cervical screening and the Northern Ireland Cervical Cancer Screening Programme.
Please note that translations are of a previous version.
*Please note (updated 04 April 2023)*
Temporary changes to the way cervical screening samples are processed in the laboratory have been introduced from March 2023. This is to manage the current delays and to help ensure that patients with abnormal cell changes can be identified as early as possible. There are no changes to the clinical procedure for taking a sample.
For more information see the cervical screening page here: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/directorate-public-health/service-development-and-screening/cervical-cancer-screening