During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Jo’s Trust met with MP’s at the House of Commons about increasing cervical screening rates. They informed the House that there are many barriers preventing women from attending their cervical screening appointment.
These barriers include inflexible appointment times, unsympathetic employers, a lack of understanding among women over 50 years that they need to attend and issues about relevance of screening amongst Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
MP Annette Brooke tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) at the House of Commons recognising the work of Jo’s Trust and asking MPs to sign the EDM 2793 to show their support. The EDM is asking that everything possible should be done to overcome the barriers of uptake and ensure that women from all backgrounds and ages attend screening when offered.
Jo’s Trust need as many MP’s as possible to sign the EDM and are asking that everyone contact their MP and ask them to sign it.
Visit their website to find out more and see whether your MP has already signed the EDM. http://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/early-day-motion-2793