Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust works closely with Practice Nurses and GPs as you play a vital role in helping to prevent cervical cancer through HPV vaccination and the cervical screening programme, as well as helping diagnose symptomatic women and identifying women affected by cervical cancer early.
In the UK, we are fortunate to have a free Cervical Screening Programme which helps to prevent around 5000 lives a year. If diagnosed at the earliest stages, 95% of women would survive five years or more . The role of Practice Nurses and GPs is crucial in ensuring that women feel comfortable to attend their cervical screening appointment, which helps to diagnose cervical abnormalities before they turn into cancer. Identifying symptoms of cervical cancer is also becoming increasingly important.
Our resources are designed to support you and your patients and include information on HPV, cervical screening, HPV vaccination, cervical abnormalities, cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment, and support services which you can access (online and printed resources). We can also offer advice and consultancy to help you improve your screening uptake.
Links to these resources are listed below:
- Best practice prior to taking a cervical screening test
- Best practice following a cervical screening test
- Barriers to attending screening
- Tips to increase screening attendance
- Symptoms of cervical cancer: vaginal bleeding
- Get your work recognised: Cervical Screening Awards
- Free resources to help support your patients and your work
- Get involved with our work
- Cancer Research U, 2014. Cervical cancer survival statistics. Cervical cancer survival by stage at diagnosis. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/st... 08.04.16.