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Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust team

The lowdown on cervical screening podcast

Posted on: Wednesday, 11th May 2022 by

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 women about cervical screening, colposcopy and screening results.

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

Posted on: Monday, 21st February 2022 by

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. 

The Tampon Tax Fund has awarded £79m to organisations over the last six years. In 2021, the fund was wound down, so we wanted to take a look back on what we did with the money we received from it. 

Our smear test stories: the Jo's team share their experiences

Posted on: Tuesday, 25th August 2020 by

Everyone's experience of cervical screening (smear tests) is different and the Jo's team are no exception! We spend our working days talking about smear tests, creating information, sharing the facts and supporting people with concerns. However, this doesn't mean we all find the test easy. Some of our team have shared our stories to show no matter how you feel, you are not alone.

Categories: cervical screening

It's our birthday! 20 years of Jo's in 20 facts

Posted on: Saturday, 20th June 2020 by
 

Jo's turns 21 this weekend! This year may not have turned out how we thought it would at the start of our anniversay year. It's been a tough few months and we're sad we can't raise a glass together, however we're still celebrating and looking back on what we have achieved together in our 20 years. 

Categories: 20th anniversary