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Help us end Cervical Cancer

Help us end Cervical Cancer Every day in the UK, 2 women lose their lives to cervical cancer and 9 more receive a life-changing diagnosis.  But nearly every case of cervical cancer – 99.8%, in fact – could be prevented. Today marks the beginning of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, and we are joining Jo’s Cervical … Continued

Supporting You After a Cancer Diagnosis

Supporting You After a Cancer Diagnosis It’s a sad fact that every year, 393,000 people in the UK are given the news that they have cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support says that 3 million people are living with cancer, with that number continuing to rise. While it is news nobody wants to hear, we want to … Continued

Let’s Talk Screening: Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Let’s Talk Screening: Cervical Screening Awareness Week Every year, during Cervical Screening Awareness Week Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust raises awareness and shares information about cervical screening (smear tests). This year’s theme is sharing experiences, but alongside Jo’s Trust we also want to share information, tips and resources that can help make the decision to get screened that … Continued

NHS Screening: Missing invitations or missed appointments

NHS Screening: Missing invitations or missed appointments In our first two updates about screening, we’ve covered how the programmes work and how effective they are. With this final part, we will focus on what to do if you’ve missed an appointment or how to get back into the programmes if you haven’t been invited to … Continued

NHS Screening: How much does it help?

NHS Screening: How much does it help? Last week we shared a news story on our website about how the NHS screening programme works. It talked through the different things the NHS will screen for, when you might be invited and how the screening for each condition works. You can read that story on our … Continued

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week This week, 23rd to 29th January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Jo’s Trust – the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity – has launched a campaign to end cervical cancer. Their message is that we have all the tools to end cervical cancer –cervical screening, HPV vaccination and treatment for cell changes. … Continued

Don’t let the thought of cancer play on your mind

If something in your body doesn’t feel right or you are experiencing symptoms that last three weeks or more, don’t delay – contact your GP practice. NHS England & NHS Improvement has launched a new phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign taking a radically different approach to detecting cancer earlier for patients, when … Continued

What you told us about cervical screening

What you told us about cervical screening Last month, we asked patients to share their experiences and views on cervical screening. In cervical screening awareness week – we would like to share what you told us and how we plan to use this valuable insight to boost uptake of cervical screening. The Project This was … Continued

Share your views on Cervical Screening

Share your views on Cervical Screening North Gosforth and Jesmond Lower Gosforth PCNs are working together to address health inequalities in our area. One focus is on cervical screening, where uptake of appointments has declined in recent years. We want to understand why this is and see what we can do to encourage more people … Continued