We are acutely aware of the anxiety and concerns felt by you regarding the recent revelations with the cervical screening programme.

We would encourage all women to continue availing of the cervical screening programme. If you are overdue or due to have a smear test, please make this appointment with our practice nurse.

Cervical Check have updated their website on www.cervicalcheck.ie with some comprehensive information which may be helpful.

If you are still concerned, please arrange an appointment for a consultation with your doctor to discuss your smear test history. After this consultation if you decide to attend for a repeat smear, this can be arranged here at the surgery. The cost of both these visits will be paid for by the HSE.

We will facilitate these appointments as soon as we can over the coming weeks and thank you for your patience and understanding.