Estelle Le Galliot, Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Coordinator for St George’s, attended No 10 Downing Street on Wednesday 11 January for a special breakfast reception held by Akshata Murty, PM Rishi Sunak’s wife.

The event was held in aid of raising awareness of breast cancer screening for females aged 51-70. Every 3 years females of these ages receive a breast cancer screening invite in the post. The event encouraged as many as possible to book their appointments as they really can save lives, as outlined in a video message the Department of Health and Social Care shared following the event.

Last year in the Women’s Health Strategy, the Government announced an additional investment of £10 million into the breast cancer screening programme to provide 29 new mobile breast cancer screening units.

Estelle attended the event, flying the St George’s and Macmillan Cancer support charity flag. She shared how the event was ‘great and inspiring’ and said:

“It was a real privilege to be part of the event and share the room with incredible professionals from secondary, primary care and the Third Sector; all dedicated to a common goal to improve screening and cancer care for all.

“To gather key players in one room is incredibly powerful as it offers a unique platform to share first-hand experiences, advocate for the people we care for and highlight needs.”

For more information on breast cancer screening serves for women aged 51-70, please visit the NHS website.