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.
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Can you help?

The cervical screening (smear) uptake rates locally have been significantly lower than the England average for some considerable time. Evidence suggests that if overall coverage of 80% can be achieved, a reduction in cervical cancer death rates of approximately 95% is possible in the long term. Extensive work has been carried out to develop ways to encourage more ladies to attend their cervical screening appointments and as a local business you could really help.

As a local business you can help!

1) Sign up to Salons for Screening
- Your business will receive free copies of our ‘Beautiful Inside And Out’ magazine.
- Display the summer or winter edition of the magazine in your waiting area.
- Chat to clients about the stories and features in the magazine and encourage them to attend their cervical screening appointment.
- Let us know if any of your clients have inspirational stories that they would like to share via the magazine.

2) Sign up to Screen Stars
- This is a reward scheme for women who have completed their cervical screening appointment and have received a screen stars card from their GP or nurse.
- You set an offer (e.g. 10% off), and the restrictions (e.g. Not to be used on Saturdays) which you can change at any time.
- We will promote your business and offers on the www.screeningsaveslives.co.uk website and on the Facebook page reduceyourrisk maximising your potential to attract new customers and to help save lives!
- Please note ladies have cervical screening appointments once every 3 years (if aged 25-49) or once every 5 years (if aged 50-64) and the screen stars cards can only be used once at one of the participating businesses.

For more information, please contact:
Tracy Lean, Cancer Prevention & Early Diagnosis Improvement Officer, Public Health South Tees
E: tracy_lean@middlesbrough.gov.uk T: 01642 727144

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Reduce your Risk shared a link.1 day ago
Just like getting your hair done, make cervical screening part of your routine. With Screen Stars you can also treat yourself with our exclusive Salons for Screening rewards. Screen Stars for participants Screen Stars cards are only available from the nurse at your cervical screening appointment. If...
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Reduce your Risk shared a post.1 day ago
We are very proud to be part of screen stars we are offering 15% for ladies taking part of cervical screening
Not to be used in conjunction with am
Ny other offer.
Offer starts in jan 2020
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