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This page is aimed at primary and secondary care professionals who are planning an information stand. It may also be useful if you are planning a stand for your workplace or community group.
Information stands can be a helpful way to educate the general public about cervical screening, as well as encourage any questions.
Information stands are simply a table or other surface with lots of printed information patients can take away and perhaps chat about with you. If you have access to a tablet or laptop, you can also offer information digitally.
We suggest setting up a stand that looks bright and colourful, perhaps with bunting, balloons and posters. You might like to offer refreshments, such as tea and cake, as part of the stand. Some surgeries have even had speculums and brushes available for patients to see and touch.
You know your patients and your surgery best, so think about a time that works for you – ideally when there is a lot of footfall. For example, if you run mother and toddler clinics during the week, that could be a good time.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week in January and Cervical Screening Awareness Week in June may be a good time to have an information stand, as cervical screening will be in the media and a more common topic of conversation.
You will need to order, download or create materials for your information stand. We have:
Our patient information is fully evidence-based and rooted in our experience of working in communities, so you can rely on it to tell your patients all they need to know.