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BME Cervical Screening Project (ongoing)

Working in the community & across GP practices to raise the awareness of Cervical Screening

An award winning project to help ethnic minority women to overcome fears and barriers around attending Smear Tests. 

2344 women have been supported and encouraged by FWT to go for their cervical smear test since the project commenced. 

For more help and support on taking this potentially life saving, free test please contact FWT health team 


024 7663 7693 or email

We support BME women in Foleshill & Hillfields and work closely across GP surgeries and outreach venues

Partnership between Ekta and FWT. Surindar Nagra who works with FWT on our Cancer Support Group help plan the event and hosted.  Noreen set the context of the day and Pam gave talk in Hindi/Urdu on the importance of screening and understanding cancer symptoms. A sketch was put on by the Ekta ladies, various stall holders were there and guest speakers spoke on this topic

Press release for our Cervical Screening Awareness project that appeared in the Coventry Telegraph:

MARMOT Conference - Tackling Health Inequalities in Coventry

"FWT was mentioned as an example of good practice project which helps to reduce health inequalities in Coventry, by supporting women from new communities & ethnic groups, eliminating their fears & myths, and helping them to book for cervical screening'"

Please click here for MARMOT Conference video


Or email:

A 27 year old local resident, Indian origin, new to the country said; “I didn’t know about this test at all. One of the peer support workers from FWT approached me and made me aware of this check and explained why women have this procedure.  

“I now feel confident to share this message with other female family members and friends so that they are aware of this test too.   “I think it’s very important to promote this message to ethnic women within our own communities. “  

Punjabi speaker is a Sikh and new to the country said “I was informed by FWT Cervical Screening Peer Workers. They gave me NHS Cervical screening leaflet and also explained and discussed the importance of the test in Punjabi language.

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