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A future free from cervical cancer should not leave disabled people behind

Categories: cervical screening

This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, an opportunity to highlight the importance of cervical screening.

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Cervical screening after sexual violence

Categories: My Body Back | Sexual Abuse | cervical screening | Scotland

The West of Scotland My Body Back clinic was founded in February 2018.  Based on the My Body Back London service it offers cervical screening for people who have experi

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Advocating for women’s health in the workplace

Categories: work | workplace | CEO | pledge | Wellbeing of Women

Around 16 million women are in work in the UK, with almost 80% of working age women in full-time, part-time, or self-employed work. 

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Delays to your cervical screening results?

Categories: cervical screening; results

Recently we have spoken to several women who are concerned about the time it is taking for their cervical screening (smear test) results to come through in some areas of the UK. This can understandably be worrying and if you are experiencing this, you might be feeling anxious or frustrated. This...

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Behind the headlines: How often are you invited for cervical screening?

Categories: cervical screening

You might have seen a story in the news today about how often women and people with a cervix are invited for cervical screening. This blog takes you behind the headlines to clear up what it’s all about and what it means for you. 

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The lowdown on cervical screening podcast

Categories: HPV; cervical screening; Scotland

Almost one in three in Scotland don’t attend their cervical screening. So we’ve team up with Capital FM Scotland on a new podcast series sharing tips and experiences. Joined by the amazing Katy J (Capital FM Scotland’s DJ) we spoke with a Consultant in Gynaecology, a Practice Nurse and four...

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Elimination of cervical cancer? It's possible within my lifetime

Categories: cervical cancer; Chief Executive blog

Since joining Jo’s in early summer 2021 it is fair to say it has been a whirlwind. I’ve seen first hand the impact of the pandemic on cervical cancer and prevention services and the income we rely on was badly hit. At the same time so much progress has been made

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Training, community and engagement: how the Tampon Tax Fund helped us to improve access to cervical screening

Categories: roadshow | cervical screening | HPV

Cervical screening can help prevent cervical cancer. Yet across the UK, on average, one in four women and people with a cervix do not attend their screening appointments. Among ethnic minority communities, this is even lower. 

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What's it like to live beyond an advanced cervical cancer diagnosis?

Categories: cervical cancer

This blog post discusses living with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Take care while reading, and contact our support services if you want to talk.

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Behind the headlines: cervical screening intervals changing to 5 years

Categories: HPV | Wales | cervical screening

The Cervical Screening Programme in Wales recently announced that it is changing. As of the 1st of January the routine screening interval for women and other people with a cervix in Wales aged 25 - 49 has moved from three to five years. We’re taking you behind the headlines to help you...

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