This week is important. It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2023 (19th – 24th June 2023).
We’re supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust because we want you to have all the facts about this potentially life-saving test. Did you know almost one in three women and people with a cervix don’t take up their invite? We want to change that, and you can help! It’s simple: share your tips, experiences and help break down some of the confusion and anxiety that exists around the test. Find out more: www.jostrust.org.uk
In addition our very own practice nurses will be holding an AFTERNOON drop in clinic at Longshoot Health Centre on WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 2023 1pm to 5.15pm for our patients who are due/overdue their smear, no appointment necessary – (patients who are due their smear will be receiving a text invite from us nearer the date or will already be in receipt of their national screening letter inviting them to book an appointment for their smear).
If you, or someone you care for, find some health information difficult to read and you’d like to know more about what to expect from a cervical screening, why you need one, or what the benefits of cervical screening are, there’s an easy-read leaflet to help: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/790791/CSP05_an_easy_guide_to_cervical_screening.pdf