Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has backed calls for the Government to prevent and tackle cervical cancer.
To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Gwynne met with the CEO of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Samantha Dixon in Parliament. 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the UK, despite the cancer being largely preventable through HPV vaccination and screening.
Following the meeting, Gwynne called on the Government to tackle inequalities in prevention. Gwynne has backed Labour’s plan to invest in the biggest expansion of the NHS workforce in history, which would see the number of medical school places doubled to 15,000 a year, 5,000 new health visitors and 10,000 more nursing and midwifery placements each year.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m really proud to be supporting the work of Jo’s Cervical Trust in Parliament.
“Cervical cancer is preventable, we should be doing everything we can to end it. That means addressing inequalities in prevention, but also crucially giving the NHS the tools and technology it needs.
I look forward to continuing to working with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust towards a future free of this tragic disease.”