Answer Cancer joins forces with Collegiate Medical Centre to pledge paid leave for workers to attend screening appointments.
Concerning research has found that some people are unable to attend cancer-screening appointments due to working full-time. For example, according to recent information shared by Jo’s Trust, only 1 in 5 full-time workers were able to get a convenient cervical screening appointment last time they tried to book.
To help address this, we have made a commitment to our staff that they can attend cancer screening appointments during work hours, if unable to get an appointment at a different time.
We are also supporting Answer Cancer’s engagement strategy by raising the profile of health and wellbeing in the workplace and empowering our team to look after their health.
The ‘Bee Seen – Get Screened’ campaign encourages raising awareness of the screening programmes available to the public by way of training, staff sessions and much more.