Over the next few months at the Peninsula Cancer Alliance we will be highlighting some Cancer Awareness Campaigns in order to improve uptake in Cervical Screening.
Don’t Ignore Your Cervical Screening Invite
Help us to Help you have launched a new campaign in order to highlight the importance of attending cervical screening appointments, rebooking a missed appointment and helping to prepare you for your appointment.
Around 570 women in England aged between 50 and 64 are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
More information can be found on: Cervical screening – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?
The campaign has been created by the LGBT Foundation and is aimed to dispel the myths around lesbian and bisexual women and cervical screening, and raise awareness that lesbian and bisexual women do need regular cervical screening tests.
They have created some useful guides for patients and included an eligibility table in order to capture everyone who is required to have a cervical test as not everyone will be automatically called for it. Further information about this campaign can be found here: LGBT Foundation – Cervical screening
New Online Training Toolkit for cervical screening practitioners to improve patient experience for lesbian and bisexual women.
The short module, which takes less than 20 minutes to complete, includes practical suggestions for improving practice alongside the first hand experiences of lesbian and bisexual women and addresses some the the myths around cervical screening for women who have sex with women.
Access to the toolkit is free and all those who successfully complete the module receive a downloadable certificate. To access the toolkit please click here.