Learn Live with Cervical Cancer Awareness
*This broadcast is suitable from ages 13 and above*
This broadcast featured a video from Karen Hobbs, a cancer information officer at The Eve Appeal, Dr Neil Smith from East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Kath Lewis, a Screening and Immunisation Coordinator who discussed the importance of your cervical screening test and help explain the process of the test.
The best way to protect yourself from cervical cancer is by attending cervical screening (previously known as a “smear test”) when invited.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites all women from the age of 25 to 64 to attend cervical screening. Women aged 25 to 49 are offered screening every 3 years and those aged 50 to 64 are offered screening every 5 years.
About The Eve Appeal
The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.
We were set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for these women-only cancers. We have played a crucial role in providing seed funding, core infrastructure funding and project funding in addition to campaigning to raise awareness of women-specific cancers.
The world-leading research that we fund is ambitious and challenging but our vision is simple: A future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.
For more information on The Eve Appeal please visit their website below:
About East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
As a CCG we commission (buy) local health services for Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley (excluding Longridge) and Rossendale. We receive a budget from the Department of Health to plan and pay for most local NHS services.
This includes commissioning planned hospital care, rehabilitative care, urgent and emergency care, most community health services, and mental health and learning disability services. We do not manage local NHS hospitals, which are independent trusts, however we do pay for many of the services they offer.
Our CCG is run by local GPs. We aim to buy high quality, safe, and effective health services that meet the needs of residents in East Lancashire. To do this we use local clinical expertise, evidence of good practice and also draw on the experience of patients who use the services we commission.
For more information on East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group please visit their website below: