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Posted by Kate Sanger, Head of Communications & Public Affairs, 8:00 am
We’ve released a new report today highlighting a barrier to cervical screening which is frankly disgraceful: physical disability.
Posted by Mandy Jones, Volunteer and Fundraiser, 9:00 am
In 2016, I was a full-time police officer. I’m also a mum and at the same time was setting up my own business: a hair and beauty salon which I opened in the March. Needless to say, life was very hectic!
Posted by Hannah Dwyer, Support Services Officer, 4:30 pm
At Jo’s, we receive calls to our Helpline every single day from women who have had a cervical screening or colposcopy result they weren’t expecting.
Posted by Rebecca Shoosmith, Head of Support Services, 10:00 pm
This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and we’re talking about cell changes.
Posted by Baroness Barker, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for the Voluntary Sector, 10:00 am
I guess everyone has familiar thoughts which come to mind when one is en route to a cervical screening appointment.
Posted by Robert Music, Chief Executive, 8:30 am
You might have seen recently in the news that there is going to be a pilot scheme in London looking at the best way to offer self-sampling to women as part of the cervical screening programme. We know that lots of people have questions about self...Read more
Posted by Hayley Prince, Media volunteer, 8:00 am
Hayley Prince is a focused care practitioner in the NHS from Stockport. She was 32 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Posted by Robert Music, Chief Executive, 10:30 am
The ‘Jade Goody effect’ undoubtedly increased the understanding of cervical cancer and screening but, ten years on, it’s clear we still have a long way to go.
Posted by Imogen Pinnell, Health Information Manager, 4:15 pm
Today in parliament, MPs debate the age at which the cervical screening (a smear test) programme begins. The debate is taking place because of a petition which was created by Natasha Sale and gathered over 160,000 signatures.
Posted by Kate Sanger, Head of Communications & Public Affairs, 9:45 am
Smear tests can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but some women can face additional barriers to getting tested. This includes women with a range of physical disabilities such as muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis.