Petitioning CEO of PHE : Public Health England Duncan Selbie and 3 others

Cancer is not "Your Choice" so change the wording on screening invitations #AtYourCervix


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"Cancer Isn't Soft, So Why Is This New Approach?" 

My article, linked above from my blog 'Life: A Bird's Eye View,' explains exactly why  recent changes to the smear test invitation letter are a major concern, giving women the casual message that cancer screening is optional, and not essential to saving lives. (Similar changes have been made to other screening invitations, including bowel and breast).

I had stage 3 pre-cancerous cells in my early twenties and the subsequent screening and treatment saved my life. I'm convinced the invitation letter has been changed as a cost-cutting measure, rather than any desire to increase uptake (which is in constant decline). Why else would they remove the phone number to call to book a smear test from the letter, and the date of your last test? 

Please read my article and I'm sure you'll agree that the the letter needs to change....

This article has also appeared in The Huffington Post here

Thank you for your support! 

Samantha Walsh (Follow me on Twitter by clicking on my name)

This petition will be delivered to:
  • CEO of PHE : Public Health England
    Duncan Selbie
  • Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
    Professor Bob Steele
  • PHE England
    Kevin Fenton
  • Secretary of State for Health
    Jeremy Hunt

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