Contact your MP

Writing to your local MP is a great way of raising awareness of the issues surrounding cervical cancer and prevention.

Join us in lobbying MPs around the UK and asking them to focus their efforts on increasing the uptake of cervical screening in your local area.

We've also put together a tool kit that includes a step-by-step guide to approaching parliamentarians as well as a template letter and information about what we want to achieve at Jo's.

Download the tool kit now

 

Our Manifestos

Cervical cancer is largely preventable yet we are seeing increased numbers diagnosed along with fewer women accessing cervical screening.

We have laid out our key priorities in a manifesto which outlines our bold ambition to reduce the numbers of women diagnosed over the next five years. We also have manifestos for the upcoming elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The manifestos focus on three clear objectives:

  1. Improved prevention
  2. Increased awareness
  3. Greater access to support

For a sustained period of time there has been a downward trend in screening uptake across the UK which is a major concern and one which we must address urgently. In particular we are very concerned about the first and last screening age groups. For women aged 25-29 one in three does not attend and for women aged 60-64 screening uptake is lower than it was in 1997. Additionally, the 55-59 age group has seen a dramatic decrease in screening uptake from a peak of 81.4 per cent in 2002 to 74.8 per cent today, alongside a significant increase in the incidence of cervical cancer. There is an urgent need to turn this around.

 

Scotland

The Scottish Parliament election takes place on 5 May 2016

Read our Manifesto for Scotland

Contact your MSP and ask them to support our manifesto, find out who your MSP is

 

Wales

The Welsh National Assembly election takes place on 5 May 2016

Read our Manifesto for Wales

Contact your Assembly Member and ask them to support our manifesto, find out who your AM is

 

Northern Ireland

Elections to the Northern Irish Assembly will take place on 5 May 2016

Read our Manifesto for Northern Ireland

Contact your Assembly Member and ask them to support our manifesto, find out who your AM is 

 

View and download a copy of our Manifesto here

 

Date last updated: 
29 Jan 2016