Well Woman Clinic Nurses, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
People with serious mental illness are 30% more likely to die from cancer than the general population. One reason for this may be the low uptake of nationally offered cancer screening tests. Physical health nurses at 2gether NHS Foundation Trust set up ‘Well Woman Wednesdays’ within acute mental health hospital, Wotton Lawn, in Gloucester.
The nurses offer education, support, and cervical screening to all women within the inpatient environment. These clinics also include; breast care, bowel health and cardio vascular checks. Following this successful initiative, ‘Men’s Health Mondays’ were introduced in June this year!
Nominated by: Richard Graham MP