Pimlico Health at The Marven
Written by a patient
12th January 2020
Amazing Practice Nurse Maria. I had the most amazing experience today with having my smear test. A completely stress free experience. Maria explained to me that I had a choice - either to let her do the test the 'normal' way or she could show me how to do it myself. I gave it a go as instructed. I inserted the speculam in my own privacy, when done, I asked her to come in and she took the swab. It was painless and stress free. I wondered whether I had inserted it correctly, and I had, apparently there is no way it would go in incorrectly.
This will save lives, if women knew that smear test was not painful or embarrassing or stressful, more women would get screened, less would put off having the test, more screening means more lives saved.
Thank you Maria, you are just brilliant.