Cervical screening resumed in Scotland

07 July 2020

Article: 54/2704

Some NHSScotland national screening programmes, which were paused in March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, are set to resume in a series of stages. 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 a new appointment.

Appointment invitations and reminders will be posted from mid-July, with invitations sent first to patients who receive more frequent (non-routine) cervical screening appointments. Routine screening will recommence once NHSScotland has caught up with non-routine appointments affected by the pause.

Source: Scottish Government, 29 June 2020