PGP Pulse

Welcome to PGP Patient Pulse, the official patient newsletter of Portsdown Group Practice. Please continue to read to stay informed about what is going on in our surgeries.

Don’t ignore your cervical screening invite

If you’ve been invited for cervical screening, we hope you’ll choose to have it.

Cervical screening saves lives because it allows us to find changes in the cervix before they develop into something more serious and before you may have symptoms. It tests for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is the most common cause of cervical cancer. The test is free, takes around five minutes and is offered to women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64.

What is cervical screening?

Why it’s important

When you’ll be invited

How to book

What happens at your appointment

Your results

Further help and support