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Rape Crisis partnership work with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust wins BMA Patient Information Award

10 Sep 2019

On Tuesday 10th September 2019, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust in partnership with Rape Crisis England & Wales won a special award at the BMA Patient Information Awards 2019 for their 'Cervical Screening After Sexual Violence' resource.

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust consulted with Rape Crisis England & Wales and victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence to develop this web-based resource for both patients and medical professionals.

Katie Russell, Rape Crisis England & Wales spokesperson, who attended the awards ceremony in London and collected the award with colleagues from Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust said:

"We know that many women who've survived sexual violence and abuse put off or never attend routine cervical screening that could detect illness and save their lives because of its potential to trigger flashbacks and cause considerable distress.

It's vital that victims and survivors aren't further disadvantaged after sexual violence and abuse by being excluded from such essential healthcare.

That's why we were so pleased to support and partner with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust to develop this vital information and guidance.

These web-based resources complement the considerable digital transformation and inclusion work we're currently doing with our member Rape Crisis Centres, and the digital services we're developing through our Weaving the Web project."