We recommend that all women between the ages of 25 - 50 attend for this simple screening test every three years and every five years for all women between the ages of 50 - 64.
You can opt out of the recall register for cervical smears for a period of 5 years if you inform the Practice in writing.
NHS Choices for the following advice and information:
What are smear tests
Why should it be done?
When should it be done?
Who can have it?
How is it performed?