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Volunteers needed for breast cancer screening groups in West Lancashire

The local NHS in West Lancashire is looking for female volunteers over the age of 47 years old to attend an informal focus group about breast screening.

The focus groups will aim to understand women’s feelings about and knowledge of breast screening – whether they have or have not been screened.  The discussion will be informal and confidential with female NHS members of staff, and will last approximately one and a half hours.  Refreshments will be provided.

Carol McCabrey of NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“Through this focus group, we are hoping to understand why some women do not attend their breast screening appointment and others do.  The discussion will be very informal and will help us make improvements in terms of educating our local communities about why screening is so important.”

Women aged 50 -70 years are invited for breast screening every three years. Breast screening is carried out at special clinics or mobile breast screening units locally in West Lancashire. The procedure is carried out by female members of staff who take mammograms using an x-ray machine.

Please confirm in advance if you would like to come along to the focus group.  If you’d like to attend please email myview@westlancashireccg.nhs.uk or alternatively call Meg Pugh on 07795 952837.

This focus group ties in with the local NHS’ priorities around prevention and cancer.

Click here to visit the NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group website