We know that many people do not take up their invitations for free screening and we want to get better at encouraging people to attend appointments, particularly Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority people. Research shows that uptake of cancer screening is often lower among this demographic than in the rest of the population.
NHS cancer screening programmes save thousands of lives every year but some types of cancer screening (bowel, breast and cervical cancer) are sensitive and difficult to talk about for some people.
It often helps to discuss any concerns or difficulties with someone you can relate to. With this in mind we want to partner with people in Telford from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, to work together to improve awareness, understanding and acceptance of these screening programmes.