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For eliglible patients on Saturday 04 February 2023 between 10.00am and 12.00pm
NHS in West Midlands urges people to book their cervical screening
The NHS is calling on those who are eligible, to book their cervical screening appointments, as many patients are not up to date.
The call comes as cervical cancer charity, Jo’s Trust, launches its annual Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (23-29 Jan 2023) to raise awareness of cervical cancer and to drive uptake in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
Around 2,700 people are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and approximately 690 die from the disease - around two deaths every day. The NHS Cervical Screening Programme helps save thousands of lives per year and those who are invited are being encouraged to ensure they attend their screening.
In the last year (21/22) the NHS sent out more screening invitations than ever before – more than 5 million – and 3.5 million people came forward for testing.
Screening helps prevent cervical cancer by using a highly effective test to check for high-risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is found in over 99% of all cervical cancers and which may cause abnormal cells to develop in the cervix. These cells can, over time, turn into cancer if left untreated.
Having HPV does not mean someone has or will develop cervical cancer. It is a common virus that most people have at some point in their life without knowing it, which usually goes away on its own. If cell changes are identified early cervical cancer can be prevented from developing.
The NHS also offers the HPV vaccination to all children aged 12 and 13 at school in Year 8, up until school leaving age, with numerous catch-up opportunities provided by the School Aged Vaccination Teams. GP practices also offer vaccination for those who may have missed it in school, from age 14 up until 25.
HPV vaccination protects against the most common types of HPV, but it is still important to attend a cervical screening appointment when invited because the HPV vaccine does not protect against all strains of HPV.
Cervical screening is available by appointment at local GP practices and at some local sexual health services.
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Dangers of mould in residential properties
Damp conditions in a property can be particularly dangerous for people with allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma or bronchitis. Babies, young children and older people can be particularly vulnerable.
Please report your concerns to Solihull Community Housing or call on 0121 717 1515.