Our Be Cervix Savvy Roadshow
Our Be Cervix Savvy Roadshow brings information and support about cervical screening and cervical cancer to your local community. Our next Roadshow will be in Scotland, keep checking this page for updates.
What is the Be Cervix Savvy Roadshow?
Our roadshows aim to increase awareness by addressing the public’s knowledge around the cervix, cervical screening, and cervical cancer. A team from Jo’s and group of volunteers visit different areas in the UK to talk to people about how cervical cancer can be prevented and what you can do to reduce your risk. Our unit also has lots of information materials available for you to take away.
How to be cervix savvy
- Know what cervical screening is, what to expect at the test and the role of it in preventing cervical cancer
- Learn about cervical cancer and how to spot the symptoms
- Find out who can have the HPV vaccine and why
Be Cervix Savvy Roadshow 2017
Our first ever national Roadshow ran over 16 weeks, visiting 16 cities across the UK. We visited local high streets, retail parks and community events to reach out to women in areas where the cervical screening attendance is low.
While on the road, the branding on the Roadshow unit displayed key health messages. Overall, we distributed 19,333 information materials – 13,050 travel wallets and 6,283 other materials.
During the Roadshow we had 9,063 conversations. These included discussions about barriers to screening attendance, with accessibility, psychological barriers, low health literacy, physical problems, and cultural barriers. The most recorded theme was a lack of understanding of health information (low health literacy).
We're grateful to have received funding from Her Majesty’s Treasury and Public Health England because it has enabled us to work at a community-level, giving women the ability to make informed choices and spread vital, life-saving health messages to family and friends. As a result of this Roadshow, there could be a significant impact on general awareness, screening coverage, and earlier diagnosis, which could ultimately save lives.
Find out more about the Roadshow and its impact by downloading our end of show report.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the report, please email [email protected]
How can you get involved?
You can help us raise awareness of cervical cancer in your local area by:
- Order information materials or our Roadshow poster and help raise awareness at your workplace or within your community
- Hold your own information event with your friends, family and community
- Keep up to date with Jo’s and the Roadshow: sign up to our e-newsletter for updates on our work and more about the Roadshow.
Are you a health care professional?
We would love it if you could help us to talk about cervical cancer prevention at your workplace and with your patients when we visit your area. Please do get in touch so we can help support you to do this on [email protected] or call us on 020 3096 8100.
Get in touch
We’d love to hear from you if you’ve visited our Roadshow or seen our bus on the go.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch by emailing [email protected] or call us on 020 3096 8100.