Cervical Cytology (Smear testing)

Cervical Cytology (Smear testing)


During the current COVID-19 emergency we have closed all walk-in clinics and are operating a telephone triage system to prioritise urgent problems and access to other booked services.

We continue to offer a limited number of appointments in our weekly smear clinic (see below for more information), at Clinic T and at Sunflower Clinic* (*for patients registered at the Lawson Unit). 

Thank you.


We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of routine cervical smear tests within our dedicated smear clinic on a Thursday mornings. This clinic is only for cervical smears and it is not possible to address other contraception & sexual health issues during these appointments – for this you will need to book a separate appointment.

Please note that we can only do a smear if your smear is due and/or you have had a letter inviting you to attend for the test –  this is because samples taken prior to the correct due date will not be processed by the laboratory. If possible please bring your NHS number with you to your smear appointment.

You can book by telephoning on 01273 523388