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Cervical Screening Awareness Week

  • Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 June 2022
  • Motion reference: S6M-05108

That the Parliament notes the week commencing 20 June 2022 is Cervical Screening Awareness Week; recognises that cervical screening can save lives and help prevent cervical cancer; understands that, currently, almost one in three people do not take up their screening appointment when invited; further understands that the cervical screening procedure is not easy for everyone and that barriers can include pain, embarrassment, and experience of trauma; believes that cervical screening should be accessible for everyone who is eligible; highlights that Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust provides information, tips, and support for anyone who needs them, and calls for all Members of the Scottish Parliament to support what it sees as this important week.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Graeme Dey, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane (Registered interest) , Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Audrey Nicoll, Douglas Ross, Alex Rowley, Liz Smith, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle