Huge congratulations to a team of nurses from 2gether who have been shortlisted as regional winners in the Excellence in Healthcare category for the NHS Parliamentary Awards!
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. The team set up ‘Well Woman Wednesdays’ within 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.
The winners will be announced in an awards ceremony on 10th July 2019.