Further help and support
You may need more help and support with cervical screening for many reasons.
Speak to the GP surgery if you have questions about cervical screening invitations, results or any symptoms you have.
For more information and support about going for cervical screening, results and treatment, you can contact Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust by:
- joining the Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust Forum
- calling the helpline on 0808 802 8000
- using its Ask the Expert service
- GOV.UK has an easy read guide to cervical screening
- Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has information and a film about cervical screening if you have a learning disability, and an easy read guide to having a smear test
- the LGBT Foundation has information and support about cervical screening for LGBT people
- GOV.UK has leaflets on cervical screening for lesbian and bisexual women and cervical screening for trans and non-binary people
- the Vulval Pain Society has information about cervical screening if you have any kind of vulval pain, such as vaginismus
If you have experienced sexual violence, you may find the idea of cervical screening very difficult.
The My Body Back Project gives support after sexual violence by running:
- screening clinics for people who have experienced sexual violence
- tips and tricks workshops about cervical screening
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has information, advice and support about cervical screening after sexual violence.
You can contact the Public Health England Screening Helpdesk if you have any questions about cervical screening practice or policy (England only) by:
The PHE helpdesk does not have access to medical records and is not able to provide medical advice or screening results. Speak to the GP surgery for information about your cervical screening test or results.