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We are right beside you

Posted on: Wednesday, 1st April 2020 by Robert Music, Chief Executive

Dear colleagues

I am addressing this to everyone working in our NHS, in public health, in social care. Whether you work in a laboratory, general practice, a hospital or are supporting any aspect of our health and care system in your home - I want to thank you and say the team at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are right beside you. 

Those of us working in health all share a common goal - to improve, protect and prolong the lives of as many people as we possibly can. In the current climate, achieving this goal means making difficult decisions, changing working practices and stretching resources. 

In times like this a thank you can seem futile, however it is said deeply from myself and all at Jo’s. Our message to you is that we are still here and working as hard as possible to support you. 

We know the NHS is stretched, with patients facing changes to treatments and appointments. Like our NHS colleagues, Jo’s is also facing an incredibly difficult period. Our funding has already been significantly affected and we are anticipating a 50% drop in income. We are doing everything to reduce the impact and ensure we can continue to support you and your patients at this difficult time.

We are focused on keeping our services running, our information up to date and finding new ways to deliver support to those who need us. 

  • Our Helpline remains open. We are here to help people understand the changes that are happening.
  • Our Forum is busy. Now more than ever, peer to peer support and interaction is needed and our community is there to provide that network.
  • Our Ask the Expert service and the amazing volunteers who run it are helping us give answers, provide clarity and reassure those who come to us
  • Our coronavirus hub is updated. A new online resource with information and support about every aspect of cervical health during this uncertain time.

Our work simply would not be possible without the contribution of the many health professionals we are fortunate enough to work with each day – the experts who review our information, volunteer on our support services, support our campaigns and fundraise throughout the year. So, just as we rely on you, please remember that we are here for you too.

Once again, a sincere thank you from all of us at Jo’s for all you are doing.

Best wishes

Robert Music

Chief Executive, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

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