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Colposcopy Services

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Colposcopy Services

Colposcopy clinics are for women with abnormal smear results and are an integral part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. This programme aims to reduce the number of people who develop invasive cervical cancer and the number of people who die from it. Following an abnormal smear result, you may be referred for a colposcopy examination so that the colposcopist can look at your neck of womb (cervix), identify any potential problem and treat it. About one in 12 smears come back as ‘abnormal’. An abnormal or positive smear test very rarely means that you have cancer. Our services require a team approach, with experts working together in a seamless fashion to deliver good multidisciplinary care.

Colposcopy Clinics

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital offers colposcopy services in a dedicated area of the hospital. There are consultant-led and nurse-led clinics to assess the cervix, identify any potential problem and treat it. Nursing staff are available for any advice or worries that you may have regarding your examination and/or treatment. We offer treatment at your first visit if appropriate. You will be involved in all decisions about your care, and your treatment plans will always be based on what is right for you and your needs.

Key Staff

Service Lead

Claire Goodwin

Consultant Gynaecologists

Miss Pushpakala Maharajan

Mr Montasser Mahran

Mr Jullien Brady

Mr Adam Gyimadu

Colposcopy Nurse Specialists

Claire Goodwin

Juliet Mostar

Colposcopy Secretaries

Susan Bedford

Nicola Buckingham

Location of Colposcopy Clinic

Luton site: Women’s diagnostic and Treatment Centre on Ward 34

For all colposcopy queries, please contact Colposcopy Coordinator on: 01582 718096

How do I get an appointment?

Following an abnormal smear test, referral is made directly to colposcopy from the cytology laboratory. Referrals may also be via GP and doctors via the normal referral pathway.

If you require extra support or information prior to your appointment

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You can phone our Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on 01582 497990 to arrange for an interpreter to help you.

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