Lancashire County Council are supporting Public Health England and NHS England, with the launch of the first ever national cervical screening campaign targeted at women who are eligible for screening (those aged 25 – 64 years).
Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and around 690 women die from the disease. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented however, attendance is at a 20-year low, with one in four women in the UK not attending their cervical screening.
Therefore, it is important that we increase uptake of the cervical screening to protect the women.
It will remind women not to ignore their invite letter and, if they missed their last test, to book an appointment with their GP practice.
The National ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ campaign, is to highlight the risks of cervical cancer as well as the preventative benefits of cervical screening.
Please can you cascade posters and narrative throughout your networks, to request to print and display, to raise awareness of the Cervical Screening Saves Live Campaign.
Attached digital versions suitable for use on the plasma screens.