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Welcome to the Screening Saves Lives website!

We’re here to tell you about the five national health screening programmes – AAA, bowel, breast, cervical, and NHS Health Checks.

Just got your screening letter and have questions? We know that understanding more about screening makes people feel better about going. Here you can find out what your screening is looking for, and what it involves.

Not sure if you can get screened? You can find out who’s eligible, and what to do if you haven’t been contacted or missed your appointment.

We know that lots of people don’t go for their screening when they’re invited. They might be too busy, embarrassed, or scared it’ll hurt. But research shows that screening can, and does, save people’s lives. It can detect a problem early, before you have any symptoms. And finding out about a problem early can mean that treatment is more effective.

AAA screening
Bowel screening
Breast screening
Cervical screening
NHS Health Check
Reduce your risk

Reduce your Risk

We want people to get to know their body and start looking out for the signs and symptoms, know what to look for, and get support and help early if they notice any changes. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer; it affects 1 in 2 people at some point in their lives. Through the Reduce Your Risk campaign, we want to spread the message that there are things which can be done to prevent cancer. We know you can’t control everything, but a lot of people are surprised by how much our lifestyle choices impact on our risk of developing cancer and long-term conditions. The campaign aims to provide you with support and information about how to make lifestyle changes to protect you and your family.
Reduce your Risk
Reduce your Risk1 day ago
AN INVITE TO ASSIST IN THE RECRUITMENT OF PARTICIPANTS FOR
MY RESEARCH STUDY

My name is OBERUOMO ODILI, I am a Master’s in Public Health student in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Teesside University., Middlesbrough. As part of my course, I am undertaking a research dissertation, investigating the impact COVID-19 has had on cancer screening across the South Tees area.

I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study.

This study seeks to understand the impact of COVID-19 on uptake of cancer screening among adult populations in South Tees area through understanding the consequences of COVID-19 related measures like lockdown on cancer screening. For this study people who live in the South Tees areas who have been invited to attend a breast, bowel, or cervical cancer screening appointment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (26th March 2020) are eligible for participation. However, if you have already been diagnosed with cancer or have had a positive result following cancer screening you are not eligible to take part, as this study is focusing on people without a cancer diagnosis, however, we thank you for taking the time to read this information sheet.

Participants will be requested to complete a questionnaire about their cancer screening participations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This should take no more than 3-5 minutes. The non-identifiable research data collected will be stored indefinitely on a secure password protected server at Teesside University which will be the U drive of the supervisor. This is in case other scientists wish to raise questions about the results that need checking against the dataset.

As part of the study, participants will be requested to provide their postcode as this will be used to calculate the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) which is a national measure of social and economic status. Once the IMD is calculated, all postcode information will be securely and permanently destroyed immediately.

Participants can WITHDRAW from the study at any point up to submitting the survey, by just closing their browser. After submitting the questionnaire, participants are unable to withdraw because all data is anonymous, I would not be able to identify your questionnaire.

Please find the link to the survey here:
https://teesside.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/covid-19-and-the-impact-on-cancer-screening-has-the-pande-2
Reduce your Risk
Reduce your Risk2 days ago
AN INVITE TO ASSIST IN THE RECRUITMENT OF PARTICIPANTS FOR
MY RESEARCH STUDY

My name is OBERUOMO ODILI, I am a Master’s in Public Health student in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Teesside University., Middlesbrough. As part of my course, I am undertaking a research dissertation, investigating the impact COVID-19 has had on cancer screening across the South Tees area.

I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study.

This study seeks to understand the impact of COVID-19 on uptake of cancer screening among adult populations in South Tees area through understanding the consequences of COVID-19 related measures like lockdown on cancer screening. For this study people who live in the South Tees areas who have been invited to attend a breast, bowel, or cervical cancer screening appointment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (26th March 2020) are eligible for participation. However, if you have already been diagnosed with cancer or have had a positive result following cancer screening you are not eligible to take part, as this study is focusing on people without a cancer diagnosis, however, we thank you for taking the time to read this information sheet.

Participants will be requested to complete a questionnaire about their cancer screening participations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This should take no more than 3-5 minutes. The non-identifiable research data collected will be stored indefinitely on a secure password protected server at Teesside University which will be the U drive of the supervisor. This is in case other scientists wish to raise questions about the results that need checking against the dataset.

As part of the study, participants will be requested to provide their postcode as this will be used to calculate the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) which is a national measure of social and economic status. Once the IMD is calculated, all postcode information will be securely and permanently destroyed immediately.

Participants can WITHDRAW from the study at any point up to submitting the survey, by just closing their browser. After submitting the questionnaire, participants are unable to withdraw because all data is anonymous, I would not be able to identify your questionnaire.

Please find the link to the survey here:
https://teesside.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/covid-19-and-the-impact-on-cancer-screening-has-the-pande-2
Reduce your Risk
Reduce your Risk3 days ago
AN INVITE TO ASSIST IN THE RECRUITMENT OF PARTICIPANTS FOR
MY RESEARCH STUDY

My name is OBERUOMO ODILI, I am a Master’s in Public Health student in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Teesside University., Middlesbrough. As part of my course, I am undertaking a research dissertation, investigating the impact COVID-19 has had on cancer screening across the South Tees area.

I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study.

This study seeks to understand the impact of COVID-19 on uptake of cancer screening among adult populations in South Tees area through understanding the consequences of COVID-19 related measures like lockdown on cancer screening. For this study people who live in the South Tees areas who have been invited to attend a breast, bowel, or cervical cancer screening appointment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (26th March 2020) are eligible for participation. However, if you have already been diagnosed with cancer or have had a positive result following cancer screening you are not eligible to take part, as this study is focusing on people without a cancer diagnosis, however, we thank you for taking the time to read this information sheet.

Participants will be requested to complete a questionnaire about their cancer screening participations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This should take no more than 3-5 minutes. The non-identifiable research data collected will be stored indefinitely on a secure password protected server at Teesside University which will be the U drive of the supervisor. This is in case other scientists wish to raise questions about the results that need checking against the dataset.

As part of the study, participants will be requested to provide their postcode as this will be used to calculate the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) which is a national measure of social and economic status. Once the IMD is calculated, all postcode information will be securely and permanently destroyed immediately.

Participants can WITHDRAW from the study at any point up to submitting the survey, by just closing their browser. After submitting the questionnaire, participants are unable to withdraw because all data is anonymous, I would not be able to identify your questionnaire.

Please find the link to the survey here:
https://teesside.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/covid-19-and-the-impact-on-cancer-screening-has-the-pande-2
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