Appointments are being offered for the latest cervical screening clinics at Lewes Victoria Hospital on Tuesday 23 August and Tuesday 27 September. Both clinics run from 6pm-8pm with the last appointment at 7.40pm.
Any woman aged 25-64 who missed their last screening – also called a smear test – or is due to have one shortly 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.
“It’s really important women have the screening. While cervical screening is not a test for cancer, it is a method of preventing cancer by detecting early abnormalities which, if left untreated could lead to cancer,” says Jenny Greenfield, the lead nurse for cervical screening improvement in East Sussex.