Several NHS Scotland national screening programs were paused in March because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Cervical Screening service is set to resume. This will be done safely, carefully and in a series of stages.
Invited to attend before the pause?
From 29 June 2020, anyone who was invited for cervical screening before the pause, and was yet to make an appointment or had their appointment cancelled, will be able to contact their GP practice to make an appointment.
Were you due to be invited during the pause?
Anyone who was due their last screening invitation during the pause will get one – regardless of age.
Invitations and reminders
Appointment invitations and reminders will be posted from mid-July, with invitations sent to those who receive more frequent (non-routine) cervical screening appointments first.
Routine screening will recommence once NHS Scotland has caught up with non-routine appointments affected by the pause.
Further Health Care Professional information on the screening pause and resumption can be found on the Public Health Scotland site here.
The NHS Inform site content has been updated for the public and can be found here .