Freephone information line: 1800 45 45 55

National Cervical Screening Programme

(29 Mar 2023)

The National Cervical Screening Programme is available to women aged 25 to 65. Women participating in the programme can arrange an appointment to have a free test with a CervicalCheck registered sample taker (doctor or practice nurse) of their choice.

The HSE National Screening Service engage General Practitioners and medical practitioners to carry out cervical screening tests in the Primary Care setting on eligible clients.  Screening tests are submitted to the laboratories designated by the HSE National Screening Service. On 01 September 2022, a new nationally agreed contracts for the provision of cervical screening in a Primary Care setting care were implemented.   

If you are requesting registration with CervicalCheck for the first time, please email stating that you wish to be a contract holder with the programme. It is important that you provide your name, MCRN, Practice / Clinic name and address. The required registration documentation will then be issued via email for completion.

If you have any queries in relation to completing the registration documents, please contact CervicalCheck on 061 406 500 or email  Forms with incorrect details will be returned to you resulting in a delay in the registration process. You must satisfactorily complete registration as the Clinically Responsible Doctor (CRD) before any doctor or nurse in your practice/ clinic can be registered as sampletakers under your governance.

If you are currently registered as a Qualified Persons (registered sampletakers) and wish to continue in this role, you are not required to complete a Contract Acceptance Form. However, if your contact details or details of the practice you are working with have changed, please forward the new details to without delay.

All CervicalCheck-registered contract holders and sampletakers are obliged to engage in regular CPD – details of education courses, clinical updates and webinar recordings are available on this site.

Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é CervicalCheck
Bosca Oifig Phoist 161, Luimneach
Saorghlao 1800 45 45 55
CervicalCheck is part of the National Cancer Screening Service
PO Box 161 Limerick
Freephone 1800 45 45 55

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Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.