North Gosforth and Jesmond Lower Gosforth PCNs are working together to address health inequalities in our area.
One focus is on cervical screening, where uptake of appointments has declined in recent years.
We want to understand why this is and see what we can do to encourage more people to be screened.
Understanding your perspectives
We are asking women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 to share their views by taking a short online survey, taking no more than 5 minutes.
Why Cervical Screening is Important
Every day in the UK, two people die from cervical cancer.
It’s a highly preventable disease, with screening for early risk signs and subsequent treatment able to prevent nearly all chances of cancer developing.
Despite this, fewer people are getting screened every year.
In 2011, the rate was 73.7%. Ten years later, in 2021, the rate had fallen to 68%. More than 3 in ten women or people with a cervix are now not getting regularly screened.
Creating a new Campaign
By understanding your experiences with cervical screening, and your preferences and opinions on how you like to be communicated with, we will create a new health campaign based on the answers you give us.
Responders can choose to continue to be involved in the project beyond filling out the survey.
We’ll share the findings with those who would like to receive them, along with drafts of new communications that you can give feedback on.
We’ll do this via email using a separate sign-up process from collecting the survey data, and none of your personal data will be used to march you to your responses.