The Colposcopy Clinic is situated in the Women’s Centre at Crawley Hospital, 1st Floor, Green Wing. This is an outpatient clinic and someone may accompany you if you wish.

Women may be referred to colposcopy because of the result of their cervical screening test, usually for one of reasons below:

  • Some abnormal cells on the cervix and infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Persistent HPV infection
  • Inadequate screening result
  • Signs and/or symptoms that require an examination

The procedure will be fully explained beforehand at your appointment and you will be able to ask any questions. We understand that women may feel apprehensive and our team aims to support each individual. 

A colposcopy is a simple procedure used to look at the cervix (the lower part of the womb at the top of the vagina) to check whether there are abnormal cells on your cervix and, if so, whether monitoring or treatment is recommended. The aim is to treat any changes that may be persistent, to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer.

The Trust’s colposcopy service is regulated by Public Health England.

You can contact the colposcopy reception on 01293 600300 x 4057

Local patients can call our colposcopy nurses on the patient helpline on 01293 600300 x 4058.

This is an answerphone service and the nurses will call back within office hours. 

If advice is needed out of hours, patients are advised to call the Gynaecology Assessment Unit on Brockham Ward at East Surrey Hospital via switchboard on 01737 768511

For more information on cervical screenings and colposcopy, please see the links below: