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July 2018 - Month in Review

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to our first “proper” blog post. We’re going to use this space to keep you all updated as to our activities and events, as well as related news on a monthly basis. So here goes…

July has been a somewhat busy month as we continue our work with local communities in order to promote bowel cancer screening programmes. Reaching out to a wide number of community groups, such as Hillingdon Rotary Club to the Asian Person’s Disability Alliance, Ealing Carer’s Group and St. Peter’s Church in Harrow, we endeavour to support any group that is willing to have us to talk about the risk and prevalence of bowel cancer, as well as the essential need to take part in screening.

One particular highlight was The Susan De Mont Awards hosted by PLIAS Resettlement. This awards ceremony recognised the work and effort put in to help those around them. It was incredibly inspiring and honestly an honour to spend an evening with everyday heroes.

If you want to (and we certainly recommend that you do) know more about the amazing work that do, you can check them out here:

Furthermore, in this month we have also begun to work with pharmacies to train them in how they can speak to patients and customers regarding bowel cancer screening. And as ever, we continue to work with GP clinics on how to reach out to patients who may not have taken part in the screening programmes.

And saving the best till last; we celebrated the NHS 70th birthday! This was coincided with the LNWH Open Day which was held at Northwick Park Hospital, where we had a massive event where the different departments held a stall to raise public awareness, games, a bake-off, kids zone, musical offering and multiple mayors! We had our own colonoscopy simulator and inflatable bowel which is a great way of visualising your insides without having a colonoscopy done.

If you want to know more about the work we do at St. Mark’s Bowel Cancer Screening Centre, or wish to get in touch with us so we can work together, then please email or call 0208 869 3376.

(Also notice how I masterfully dodged mentioning the heartbreak of football not coming home (oh wait…))

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