UCLH are looking for two people affected by cervical changes or cervical cancer to join a Steering Group as patient or carer representatives.
We know that when cervical cancer is detected at an early stage, treatment is less invasive and patients are likely to have a better quality of life in the long term. However cervical cancer screening uptake in London is the poorest in the UK, with some patches of north east London having some of the lowest rates of all.
Research studies have shown that screening uptake is increased when women are offered the chance to take a screening sample themselves - in private and at a time of their choice. This project will be introducing the use of self-sampling human papilloma virus (HPV) kits in GP Practices across north east London, with the aim of increasing early detection of HPV, which can lead to cervical cancer.