In the Spotlight

Our spotlight section, highlights key health initiatives that are relevant to our west Essex communities. 


If there's something you'd like us to cover as a spotlight, please send us a message through our contact form.  We'd love to hear your suggestions.

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Breast Screening

Regular breast screening is one of the best ways to spot a cancer that is too small to feel or see.  It saves around 1,300 lives each year in the UK.  

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Cervical screening 

With cervical screening saving so many lives each year, we're taking a closer look at who should be attending and what they need to do, to make sure they're not missing this vital test. 

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Cancer screening

The NHS run three cancer screening programmes throughout west Essex.  They are one of the best ways of finding signs of cancer early, so that they are more treatable.  We'll help you understand what screening you are entitled to.

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What is Cancer?

1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime but it's a subject no one likes to talk about.  We explain what it is and how you can help protect yourself from developing cancer.

Cancer Symptoms

Do you know what to look out for?  Knowing the signs, can help you detect cancer early.  The earlier we diagnose cancer the easier it is to treat.

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Cancer & COVID

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many ways, and unfortunately cancer is no exception.  We want to reassure you that when it comes to the NHS and cancer, we are still here for you, just as we always have been.

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Cervical Screening Campaign

We want our population to have the opportunity of enjoy happier and healthier lives, that's why we launched "You Go Girl" a campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and uptake of cervical screening in west Essex.

Cancer Support

It's likely you or someone you know will be touched by cancer at some point in their lives.  Whenever you need support, we're here for you.  

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  Learn more about symptoms.