Cytology Scam

We have been alerted by Public Health England of reports they have received this week of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

The national position is: “These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.” DO NOT RESPONSE TO THIS TEXT MESSAGE

Once the national programme has been reinstated you will be contacted via post in the usual manner – and you will be directed to make an appointment with your practice nurse.