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Increasing access to cancer screening programmes

08 September 2011

Learning Disability Practice


Uptake of cancer screening by people with learning disabilities in England is poor. Data were collected using a short online questionnaire to estimate awareness of...

Experiences of healthcare professionals in cancer assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities: a literature review

25 January 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

Learning disabilities

Cancer is a leading underlying cause of death among people with learning disabilities, who are less likely to receive screening tests for the disease than those...

In your best interests

27 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Nurses in Birmingham are raising awareness of the national bowel cancer screening programme throughout their diverse community.

The screen team

04 June 2008

Nursing Standard

General article

Breast cancer screening take-up is very low among women with a learning disability. Nurses in Leeds are trying to change the situation.

Meeting the challenges of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in the UK

27 October 2021

Primary Health Care

cervical screening

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women worldwide, despite also being one of the most preventable and treatable. Most deaths from cervical...

Nurses’ knowledge of breast screening and the implications for advising women with dense breast tissue: a literature review

09 June 2021

Primary Health Care

breast cancer screening

Breast cancer is the second highest cause of female death in the UK. Early detection of breast cancer has been advanced through the mammography screening programme,...

Bowel health and screening: evaluating a peer-led educational intervention for people with learning disabilities

20 May 2021

Learning Disability Practice

service user involvement

Bowel or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer in Scotland. People with learning disabilities have...

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer services for people with learning disabilities

10 January 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice

Healthcare inequalities

People with learning disabilities do not access or engage with proactive cancer screening in line with those without learning disabilities. As a result, they often...

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

17 August 2018

Nursing Standard


Colorectal (bowel) cancer remains a common disease, particularly in developed countries. If diagnosed early, it has a high five-year survival rate, yet the disease...

Open AccessFacebook as a conduit for population health messaging

02 September 2020

Primary Health Care

Social media

Facebook is the most common social media site on which adults in the UK have a profile. It is therefore a potentially useful platform for general practices to...