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New Cancer Screening Survey Launched for Women with Learning Disabilities

The Healthwatch Collaborative have been commissioned by NHS England North (Lancashire and South Cumbria) to gather some valuable independent intelligence from women with a learning disability, as well as their parents and carers, regarding access to cervical and breast cancer screening programmes in the local area.

This project will aim to provide rich information from each local Clinical Commissioning Group area across the patch with a particular focus in low uptake areas.

We are particularly interested in the getting some feedback on the following:

  • The views and experiences of women with learning disabilities who have accessed either/both of the cancer screening programmes.
  • The views and experiences of the carers, support workers and family members of women with learning disabilities.
  • Reasons why women with learning disabilities may not attend cancer screening appointments.
  • Suggestions as to how information on cancer screening programmes can be improved.
  • Suggestions as to how more women with learning disabilities can be encouraged to attend cancer screening appointments.

If you have a learning disability, please fill in the following two surveys:

Breast Screening

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LDbreastscreening

Cervical Screening

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LDcervicalscreening

If you are a professional, support worker or family member / carer, please fill in this survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/breastandcervicalscreeningfeedback