Appointments at Pollokshaws Medical Centre

As you may have noticed the practice is continuing to work differently than it did pre-Covid. Due to increasing demands it is impossible to return to the appointment system we had prior to the pandemic.

Cervical screening test (smear test) is due

We are writing to remind you that your cervical screening test (smear test) is due.

Cervical screening is a way of preventing cancer by finding and treating early changes in the neck of the womb (cervix). These changes could lead to cancer if left untreated. Cervical screening saves 2,000 lives each year in the UK.

The test takes 5 minutes and is a great way to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. For these reasons, we encourage you to consider booking an appointment to come in for the test.

Whether or not to take part in cervical screening is your choice, there is helpful information in the information leaflet you were sent with your original screening invitation to help you decide.

If you have access to the internet, further information about the test can be found here:

You can also contact our practice nurses Moira, Elaine or Claire who will be more than happy to talk to you about the test.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

If you have had your smear test in the last 4 weeks, please disregard this letter.