Cervical Screening

BME Cervical Screening Project (ongoing)

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

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

Coventry & Rugby CCG are working with FWT – a center for women to encourage women from the community to attend cervical screening test.

FWT are working to improve cervical screening uptakes within women aged 25-64 in Foleshill and Hillfields.

Working with GP practices and Communities offering 1-1 support workshops.

Language support offered when needed (privately and confidentially)

If you would like to book an appointment for cervical screening with your GP or would like further support please contact FWT BME cervical Screening project on 024 7663 7693 Or email noreen.bukhari@fwt.org.uk

Please click the link for Cervical screening workshop information for week commencing 21st January 2019

         

FWT team members attended Carriers Of Hope and Cross Road Gurudwara, to raise the awareness of the importance of Cervical Screening to BME women in the community this week

#SmearForSmear

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

Cervical Screening Volunteers

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

Comments

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.