WASPS netball team, NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG, European City of Sport and the Year of Wellbeing Coventry and Warwickshire have joined forces to run a local partnership initiative. The local cervical screening campaign is aimed at women encouraging and reminding them to attend a smear test when they are invited, the campaign will be targeted across Coventry and Warwickshire to increase the uptake of cervical screening tests.
On Saturday 6th April 2019 a targeted event will take place, by taking a partnership approach the aim is to increase the uptake of cervical screening - or ‘smear tests’- among local women in the area. The aim is also to have a range of health and social care services on site on the day offering free cancer screening education, health advice and information.
The target is to encourage local people in the area, especially those who work with voluntary and community groups, learning and disability groups, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, faith, charities and support groups, refugee and asylum seekers and the LGBTQI community to come along on the day, watch the match and take the opportunity to pick up some free information.
It is all about promoting health messages including: Cancer screening (cervical/breast and bowel), mental health, alcohol and drug awareness, sexual health services, Type 2 diabetes education, healthy lifestyles, podiatry and community and voluntary services.