booking smear

Hi,
Just wondering what the policy is? My smear was in April 3 years ago but I have received a letter of invitation for smear yesterday. My GP has refused to book me in before April claiming it won’t go through. Is that true despite I have the letter asking me to book now?
Thanks all.

Hi @jeanwong I always get my smear invitations a month or two before it’s due and have never had a problem with booking in the next available appointment. I have also had extra smear tests in between the usual 3 year ones, so not sure why they would say it wouldn’t go through? I’d call and query it again. If its more convenient for you to have it before april, or you’re having symptoms etc, I would explain that when you call as surely getting you in early is better than putting it off and having it done late. Hope you get it sorted out. Xx