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Cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts

It is estimated that cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives each year1 but cervical screening is at a 20-year low2, with one in four women in the UK not attending their test3.

Here in Southampton 67% of those eligible for cervical screening attended, with women aged 25-49 the least likely to attend4.

Dr Sarah Young, local GP and Clinical Lead for cancer at NHS Southampton City CCG said: “Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England5. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited.

We’re supporting the ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ campaign which has launched to highlight the benefits of screening and remind women that cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts.” Find out more.

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The Southampton health services here to help you stay well

There are a range of services available in Southampton to help your family stay well.

Including the support pharmacists can provide for minor illnesses, evening and weekend GP appointments, mental health services and the Minor Injuries Unit at the Royal South Hants Hospital.

Our Southampton health services leaflet gives you an overview of the services and support available and you can find out more in the local services section of our website.

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Southampton City Council and NHS partnership cuts patient waiting times

A partnership between Southampton City Council and Solent NHS Trust has seen a reduction in assessment and rehabilitation waiting times for those with a visual or hearing impairment as a result of the collaboration.

The joint team provide rehab and reablement city-wide to adults over 18 who have vision, hearing or dual sensory loss that is significantly affecting their ability to live independently. The team contains specialist health and social care staff who support people in their own homes and care settings to increase awareness of the impact of sensory loss, and ensure that timely support and any rehabilitation they need is received at an early stage so that they can be given the skills to maintain and regain independence.

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NHS to rollout lung cancer health checks in Southampton

Lung cancer health checks are being rolled out in Southampton in a drive to save lives by catching the condition early.

Southampton is the only area in the south of England chosen for this new scheme as part of the Wessex Cancer Alliance and is only one of ten in England. 

Around £70 million will fund 10 Cancer Alliance projects nationwide to check those most at risk, inviting them for an MOT for their lungs and an on the spot chest scan that can include mobile clinics. Find out more.

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