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Cervical Abnormalities / Colposcopy Patient Experience Survey

We are looking for people to share their experiences of cervical abnormalities and any subsequent treatment. We want to hear from you whatever your experience was.

This survey is open to anyone living in the UK who has been diagnosed with cervical abnormalities and will close on the 1st June 2019.

Complete the survey here.

Other organisations

Opportunities to work with other organisations and researchers:

  • The Royal Marsden Hospital with the Institute of Cancer Research are conducting a trial looking at whether Magnetic Resonance guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgHIFU) is useful for the treatment of symptoms of women's cancers that have come back (e.g. pain, bleeding) in cases where other treatments (e.g. radiotherapy and chemotherapy) have not worked. Prof Nandita deSouza's team is recruiting eligible patients for the trial which is taking place at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, London. Please click here for more information or email the MRgHIFU Clinical Research Fellow Dr Georgios Imseeh ([email protected]) or call 020 8661 3119.

  • Opportunity to help design research into chronic pain after cancer treatment.  Have you had treatment for cancer?  Do you live with chronic pain? If so, the University of the West of England would appreciate your help in designing a study looking at the experiences, needs and service provision for cancer survivors living with chronic pain.  For more information, please contact Julie Armoogum, Macmillan Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England, Bristol on [email protected] or call 0117 32 88658.

  • Are you 60-70 years old? Have you had an abnormal screening result in the last few years? Researchers at UCL want to explore attitudes to extending cervical screening post-64 years and are looking for women who are interested in helping design their research. If you are interested please contact Dr Laura Marlow by email: [email protected] or telephone 020 7679 1798
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre with the University of Liverpool are conducting a trial called COMICE looking at whether olaparib and cediranib can improve treatment for cancer of the cervix that has spread or come back. The trial will take place in participating hospitals around the UK and are planning to recruit eligible patients until November 2019. In this trial, some people have cediranib and olaparib and some have dummy drugs (placebo). Please click here for more information or email COMICE Trial Coordinator Karen Scott [email protected].

  • Using self-sampling kits to increase early detection of cervical cancer: UCLH are setting up a steering group to oversee all aspects of a new project involving introducing the use of self-sampling HPV kits in GP Practices across North East London. They are looking for patient/carer representatives to take part. Find out more about role responsibilities and eligibility here. If you would like to express your interest you can do so by completing this expression of interest form. If you have any queries contact the team on 07950 960168 or 020 3447 2779 or email [email protected].
  • The University of Huddersfield is conducting research on women’s knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical screening (smear tests). The survey is open to women aged 18-45 years living in the UK. Take part in the survey by clicking on this link. The survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Contact Dr Susanna Kola-Palmer ([email protected]) or Dr Melanie Rogers ([email protected]) for more information.

  • Help design a study to improve healthcare for women with gynaecological symptoms. This is a study for women aged 18 to 64 who have had any bleeding between periods or after sex in the past 2 years. Contact Alex Castanon on [email protected] to find out more.

Date last updated: 
10 Dec 2018

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