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The aim of the Health Promotion Team at St Georges Bowel Cancer Screening Centre is to spread awareness on Bowel Cancer and the Screening Test in order to improve screening uptake across South West London. We do this by engaging with communities and GP surgeries across South West London.

The Health Promotion Team is made up of Lisa-Lyna Ofosu-Asare (our Health Improvement Specialist) and Annice Norman (our Health Promotion Assistant).

Health Promotion Events so far in 2024

Bowel Cancer Stall at Wide Way Medical Centre

Bowel Cancer Screening Event

19th February 2024, Wide Way Medical Centre, Mitcham. We set up a Bowel Cancer stall at Wide Way Medical Centre as part of our Health Awareness Days. The stall was in the waiting room where we were available for patients to come and ask questions about bowel cancer and the screening process.

 

Talk for the Association for Polish Family

Bowel Cancer Screening Event

13th February 2024, New Horizon Centre, Mitcham. Lisa-Lyna gave a talk at the Ukrainian Hub run by the Association for Polish Family. An interpreter was present at the talk. The talk was well received with a range of questions asked from those who attended.

 

 

 

World Cancer Day 2024 Event

Bowel Cancer Screening Event

2nd February 2024, St Georges Hospital. This event was put together by the cancer team at St Georges Hospital in celebration of World Cancer Day. Various member of staff from across the trust attended this event and gave talks on cancer. Lisa-Lyna attended this event to give a presentation on Bowel Cancer, alongside the RM partners Cancer Alliance and The Breast Screening service at St Georges. Lisa-Lyna also held a stall at the event where she was able to continue sharing information.

This April: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

A Snapshot of Health Promotion Over the Last Year (2023)

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month! Bowel Cancer Awareness Month occurs annually in April and is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer. Throughout the month we will be attending a range of events across South West London.

Talk with the Hong Kong Migrant Group

Bowel Cancer Screening Event

11th January 2023, Kingston Library. An interpreter was present for the presentation.

 

 

 

Merton Health and Wellbeing Fair:

Bowel Cancer Screening Event

Saturday 21st January 2023 at The Lantern Arts Centre in Raynes Park

 

 

 

 

 

Black Communities Healthy Living & Lifestyle Fair

Bowel Cancer Event

Held at Chestnuts Community Centre in Tottenham to help support the NHSE Bowel Cancer Campaign

 

 

 

 

Talk with The Kingston Tamil Group

Bowel Cancer Screening Event

14th of June 2023 at Abbey Smile Hall, Kingston. An interpreter was present during the presentation

 

 

 

 

Talk With Kingston Migrant Advocacy Group

Bowel Cancer Screening Event

December 14th, 2023, at Kingsnympton Park Estate

 

 

 

 

 

Carshalton Health and Wellbeing Fair

8th November 2023 at David Weir Leisure Centre

 

 

 

 

Feedback from the community

Hear from a member of the Hong Kong Migrant group who attended the talk in January 2023.

 

NHSE Radio Campaigns

Health Improvement Specialist Lisa-Lyna discusses all things Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer Screening related.

Lisa-Lyna discusses Bowel Cancer facts, the process of bowel cancer screening and the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Campaign.