Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Barriers to cancer screening

In 2018 Luton CCG ran a campaign to raise awareness and encourage more people to attend the free screening that the NHS offers in order to detect cancer as early as possible. Free screening is offered for breast, bowel and cervical cancers, because it offers early detection and saves lives.

Our campaign included videos on social media explaining what happens during bowel, breast and cervical screening; information at local GP surgeries, promotion at key community events including the Luton Mela and Luton Carnival and a social media awareness campaign.

We ran the campaign following a survey to understand why people in Luton are reluctant to take part in cancer screening.
The survey was carried out between May and November 2017 and the findings were reported to the Governing Body in April 2018.
Find out more information about the cancer screening awareness campaign and the results of the survey

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