Women aged 25-74 should have regular Cervical Screening Tests, even if they are no longer sexually active or have experienced menopause. Women aged 70-74 should have an "exit" Cervical Screening Test. If HPV is detected, the risk of developing cervical cancer is very low and you can stop having Cervical Screening Tests.
If you have not had regular screening tests or have had abnormal results from recent screening tests, you may need to keep having tests for a few more years. Ask your doctor or nurse for advice.