Providing useful information for people with learning disabilities, their carers and all health professionals

Cervical Screening/Smear Tests

Information for Health and Social care Professionals, Parents and People with learning disabilities.

On this page we wanted to add some information which will help your GP practice understand what they need to know about offering cervical screening to people with a learning disability.

This helps them think about your capacity to make an informed decision and if it is in your best interests are not.

An Introduction to cervical screening

Capacity guidance for cervical screening

Best interest guidance for cervical screening

Please look at the section on Screening for more information and a useful video about having a smear test.


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