• Post last modified:August 10, 2023

Did you know that you can now take your own cervical screening sample? This test is done at the doctor’s surgery, usually in private behind a screen or in the bathroom.  It is quick, easy, private and reliable.

Self-collection is conducted with a swab and without a speculum. The self-collection test sample is used to look for human papillomavirus (HPV) – finding HPV early is your best protection against cervical cancer. 

A self-collected Cervical Screening Test is just as accurate at detecting HPV as a Cervical Screening Test taken by your doctor.

For more detailed information and frequently asked questions, please click on the link below:


Call and book a 15-minute appointment for a self-collected test, or alternatively, book a 30-minute appointment for a GP to carry out your cervical screening.