Cancer screening

Screenings are to prevent cancers or detect early signs of cancers, in people that do not have any symptoms.

If you have symptoms that you are worried could be related to a cancer (red flags), you should call our medical emergency clinic. 

Red flags 

It's important to be aware of any new or worrying symptoms.

Although it's unlikely to be cancer, it's important to speak to a GP so they can investigate. Finding cancer early means it's easier to treat.

Please see which symptoms could be concerning

Please note that we have been open during the pandemic and continue to be open 

We want to be able to reassure you

Your GP is still here for you

Cervical screening

  • Cervical screening is offered to all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. 
  • Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.
  • It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer.
  • If you have questions or concerns about this test, you can book a telephone consultation with our nurse and you can see this video

It is not always easy to make time for a screening, but our practice nurse offers appointments on Thursday evenings and we can also book you in the cervical Screening Clinics in Extended Hours – Sat 1pm – 5pm @ Westbourne Green Surgery & Sun 9am – 1pm @ Connaught Square Practice

Breast screening

Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 to 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Women over 70 can self-refer.

You can watch more about this screening here

This is not arranged at the surgery.

You can book directly using this link or call 020 3758 2024 or email

Bowel cancer screening

Everyone aged 60 to 74 is offered a bowel cancer screening home test kit every 2 years.

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

This is not arranged at the surgery.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

AAA screening is offered to men during the screening year (1 April to 31 March) that they turn 65 to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta). Men over 65 can self-refer.

This is not arranged at the surgery.

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