MORE clinics at Lewes Victoria Hospital offering women vital cervical screening have been organised.
The clinics are on Tuesdays at the Nevill Road hospital on:
· 12 May
· 16 June
· 14 July
They are all open 6pm-8pm with last appointments at 7.40pm.
Anyone woman aged 25-64 who missed their last screening – also called a smear test – or is due to have one shortly (see notes for news editors) can book an appointment by calling 01273 474153 ext 2145.
The clinics are in addition to cervical screening offered by GP practices, family planning and sexual health clinics.
“We ran the first cervical screening clinics at Lewes Vic in the spring. They proved so popular we have decided to have another series. We want to give women another option about where they go have this very important screening,” says Jenny Greenfield, consultant nurse for cervical screening for NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald & NHS Hastings and Rother – the two East Sussex primary care trusts.
She adds: “It’s important all women aged between 25 and 64 are screened. We need to increase the screening uptake by women across the age range and across East Sussex.”