The CervicalCheck register

You should automatically be on our register if you:

  • are age 25 to 65 and have a PPS number
  • have previously had a cervical screening test through CervicalCheck

Check the register

You can check the register to:

  • find out if you are on it
  • check when your next test is due
  • check your Cervical Screening Programme Identifier (CSPID)
  • change your contact details

If you check the register and see your test is due, you can book your free test with your GP or a GP or clinic of your choice.

Booking your cervical screening test

If you are on the register

If you're on our register and we have the correct postal address for you, we will write to you to:

  • remind you when your next cervical screening test (formerly smear test) is due
  • tell you when your results are ready

If you are not on the register

If you are aged between 25 and 65 and not on the register, there are 2 ways to be added to the register.

You can complete the form on the CervicalCheck register with your details.

Or you can make an appointment with a clinic or GP practice to have a cervical screening test. When the GP or clinic sends your test, your details will automatically be included on the CervicalCheck register.

We will remind you when your next cervical screening test is due.

Opting out of cervical screening

It is your choice whether or not to have screening. If you decide that screening is not for you and you do not want any more invitations, you can opt out. This means you will not get invited for screening in the future.

Opting out is something to think through very carefully. It could mean that early signs of cervical cancer go undetected. You may want to discuss any questions or concerns with your GP or CervicalCheck.

If you have had a hysterectomy

You can ask to be removed from the register if you have had a hysterectomy and your cervix was removed.

How to opt out

Complete and sign the Opt-out form (PDF, 180 KB, 1 page).

Send your completed form by freepost to:

CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme,
Freepost LK407,

If you change your mind, you can have a free cervical screening test in the future. Contact us or a book an appointment with a registered GP or clinic.

Page last reviewed: 19 December 2022
Next review due: 19 December 2025