Pharmacists vital in promoting cervical cancer screening: Thorrun Govind

Cervical screening is one of the best ways to protect women from cervical cancer, which claims nearly two lives daily in England, according to NHS England.

Therefore, all women and those with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 are encouraged to attend cervical screening when invited.

Sadly, 3 in 10 of those eligible for cervical screening do not take up the potentially life-saving offer, as revealed by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme,
England 2022-2023 annual report.

Pharmacist Thorrun Govind, also a Healthcare Lawyer (Brabners LLP), underscores the significant role pharmacists and pharmacy teams can play in promoting cervical
cancer screening.

The former Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in England told Pharmacy Business: “Pharmacists and pharmacy teams are a trusted part of the local
community. They therefore have a key part in promoting cervical cancer screening.”