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Saturday cervical screening clinic to be held at Armley Medical Practice

Any patient registered with Armley Medical Practice, who is due or who has missed a previous cervical cancer screening appointment, is being offered the opportunity to undertake their smear test at a special drop-in clinic.

Armley Medical Practice, 95 Town Street, will be hosting the drop-in clinic from 10am-1pm on Saturday May 7.

Registered patients wishing to book a pre-book a smear test appointment at the drop-in clinic are advised to contact the practice on 0113 467 7499. Also available on the day to anyone attending will be refreshments, and a variety of health and sexual health information.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the screening process, is asked to contact their local GP practice. Additional assistance can be provided regarding a screening appointment.

This can include a request for a female nurse or a friend or loved one being able to accompany you at the screening.

Strict Covid-19 safety measures also continue to be in place at GP practices across the city to keep patients safe.For more information about the measures in place to enable you to be safely screened as challenges continue to exist regarding Covid-19, visit the Cancer Wise Leeds – YouTube channel.

One of the key aims of Cancer Wise Leeds is to help improve participation in the screening programmes for cervical cancer, and also bowel cancer and breast cancer.

The project is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, led by Leeds City Council and delivered in partnership with the Leeds Cancer Programme.

Supporting this aim over the three-year programme are six screening and awareness coordinators.

Working within Primary Care Networks in communities across the city, the co-ordinators are working with communities to better understand how the screening process could be improved to meet their needs.

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