Cervical Screening Awareness Week: Newham GPs urge people to attend potentially life-saving appointments
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GPs in Newham are reassuring people that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments.
Around 30 per cent of women across east London who receive an invitation for a free screening appointment to get a smear test do not take it up.
These appointments might have previously been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but GPs have urged anyone who receives an invitation or reminder letter to attend the potentially life-saving test.
Everyone with a cervix – meaning most women and many trans people – can book an appointment.
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GP and NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group chair Dr Muhammad Naqvi said: “Spotting and treating it at an early stage is key to successful treatment, so having a smear test is not only very important, it can help save lives.”
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