Colposcopy is a procedure where the lining of the cervix (the neck of the womb) is closely examined. This is recommended when the results of cervical screening (smear test) suggest there may be abnormal cells or changes in the cervix.

Key telephone numbers

You can contact us on 01708 503 291 or 01708 503 293

What types of treatments are available in your service?

If you are referred for a colposcopy after an abnormal screening test you should never automatically assume you have cervical cancer. Less than 1 in 1,000 women referred for a colposcopy are found to have invasive cervical cancer requiring immediate treatment.

Referrals and other information

How does an external healthcare provider refer to your service?

Queen’s Hospital’s colposcopy service takes referrals from Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

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