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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-05108

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, June 23, 2022

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

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.