Cervical Screening in BME Communities

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Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and the NHS Cervical Screening Programme are running a joint event on the 26th January addressing the challenges of cervical screening uptake amongst Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities.

The meeting aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer and screening among black, faith and minority ethnic communities and is being held at The King’s Fund, London from 10am to 3pm.

Extensive research shows that both awareness of cervical cancer and uptake of screening are considerably lower in BME women compared to the wider population.

This meeting is an opportunity for community and specialised groups to hear from leading cervical screening experts about cervical cancer and the importance of screening. It is also intended as a forum through which to share experiences and best practice about working together to deliver benefits for different communities.

If you are part of a BME community group and interested in finding out more or would like to attend please contact Lucy Meade on press.office@nhscancerscreening.co.uk or call 020 7400 4499.