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.
Support for everyone
For more information and support about going for cervical screening, results and treatment, you can contact Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust by:
Support for people with a learning disability
Support for LGBT people
- 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
Support for people with vulval pain
- the Vulval Pain Society has information about cervical screening if you have any kind of vulval pain, such as vaginismus
Support after sexual violence
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.
Video: cervical screening support after sexual violence
This video describes how to approach a cervical screening appointment if you have experienced sexual violence.
Media review due: 29 September 2022
Support from the Cervical Screening Programme
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.
Page last reviewed: 31 March 2020
Next review due: 31 March 2023