Hitting the road to promote cancer screening

Health staff in Doncaster are jumping on a bus and hitting the road to spread information on cancer screening.

Staff from the Macmillan Living Well Cancer Information and Support Service, who are promoting ‘Be Cancer Safe’ messages, will be visiting Thorne, Askern, the town centre and Mexborough on a health bus. They will also be joined by colleagues from Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help increase the number of people that take up vital screening across primary care services.

The cancer service is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Joanne O’Marr, of RDaSH’s Macmillan Living Well Cancer Information and Support Service, said: “Cancer screening is vitally important. We will be giving information about screening for bowel, breast and cervical cancers.  The earlier cancer is diagnosed the better the outcome for the patient. So please take up all of your invitations to be screened. Come and jump on board our bus to find out more and discuss your concerns.”

Dr David Crichton, Doncaster GP and Chair of Doncaster CCG said: “It is great to see both teams hitting the road to engage with patients and members of the public in Doncaster to promote the importance of cancer screening.

“As a GP, I can’t stress the importance of people taking up their screening appointments. Detecting cancer early is extremely important and can help improve health and treatment outcomes. I would encourage everyone eligible for screening to access local services.”

The team will be at:

  • The library and GP Surgery at the Vermuyden Centre, Thorne on Monday June 10.
  • Askern Market on June 11.
  • In Doncaster town centre at Clock Corner on June 12.
  • Mexborough town centre on June 14.

Staff will be at each event from 10am until 3pm.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) provides a range of mental health, learning disability, drug and alcohol services and community health services across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire.

For further information, please contact us at donccg.communications@nhs.net

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