SIG Participates in Cancer Outreach Seminar

As part of a broader campaign across North West London to tackle health inequalities, RM Partners West London Cancer Alliance, NHS NW London, and NW London ICS provided SIG funding to run cancer outreach activities. Headed up by our Group Clinical Lead, Muriel Gutu, we ran feedback sessions across our NW London services to understand the barriers our participants and residents face when accessing the NHS national screening services. We gathered feedback and gained an understanding of the changes they would like to see.

Muriel Gutu, Matthew Phillips – Marron House service manager, and Emma Murfitt – Grant Writer, attended the Cancer Outreach Activity Community Feedback Seminar hosted by the funders on Thursday, 6th July, in Hammersmith.

The event brought together charities, community groups, public health, and cancer specialists to share their findings from their research, highlight barriers to cancer screenings, and discuss what could change. We heard talks from SheWise in Hounslow, Hillingdon Mind, and BMW Health Forum NWL. We then spent the rest of the event showcasing SIG’s findings and learning from the research undertaken by other charities and community groups. The event culminated in a roundtable discussion and final reflections.

This event was a fantastic opportunity to develop a network with all the services and providers present. As a collective, we are eager to have ongoing discussions to improve services for groups experiencing health inequalities. We are pleased to be part of this project and to have our voice around the table to advocate for our Participants and Residents.