Public engagement – Volunteers needed to take part in research investigating how communications can reduce health inequalities in access to cervical screening in West Lothian
We are looking to hold one-to-one meetings with people, or representatives of people, in receipt of support for learning disabilities from third sector organisations within West Lothian. The research is a joint initiative between West Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS National Services Scotland which is looking to answer the question of “How might we use personalised communications to help improve cervical screening uptake in West Lothian?” The relevant age range would be 21-64 (the eligible age for participating in cervical screening is 25-64 however we are keen to speak to people that are approaching 25 years to capture views of people that are about to become eligible) and they should be based in West Lothian. We are ideally looking to interview people during October 2021, the interviews would take place via either telephone or online platform (Microsoft Teams/Zoom), any information would be confidential, anonymous and we will accommodate any access needs.
If you are interested/would like more details please contact us via email – NSS.ScottishDirectorofScreening@nhs.scot in the first instance.