Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA)

An AAA is a swelling of the aorta. This is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. There is a risk that an AAA may split or rupture. Finding an aneurysm early gives a patient the best chance of treatment and survival. Men aged 65 are invited for a one-off ultrasound screening test. Please click here for more information.

Bowel Screening Wales 

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Wales. However, if it is picked up early, it is also one of the most treatable. Bowel Screening Wales will send a testing kit to patients aged 58-74. Please click here for more information.

Cervical Screening

Historically, Welsh guidelines recommend that you have a cervical smear test every three years from the age of 20 to 65 unless advised otherwise. From 1 September 2013, women born after 1 September 1993 are no longer invited for smear tests until they reach 25, and women aged between 50 and 64 are invited every five years rather than every three years. From 1st January 2022, all those aged 25-49 with a cervix whose next routine cervical screening (smear) test result shows that they do not have Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), will be invited for their next cervical screening test in five years' time. Please click here for an explanation for this change. The test is done by our practice nurses. Please tell the receptionist so that time is allowed and preparations made. Please remember that you still need a cervical smear even if you have been vaccinated against HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). More information can be found on the Cervical Screening Wales website here . For information about the test for HPV, please click here .


As well as regular breast self-examination, all women aged 50-65years can have this X-ray test every three years. You should receive an appointment from Breast Test Wales (contactable on 01492 860888) appropriate intervals.

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