New Taskforce To Level-Up Maternity Care And Tackle Disparities

New Maternity Disparities Taskforce to explore reasons for disparities in maternity care and address poor outcomes for women from ethnic minority communities and those living in deprived areas This comes as data shows black women are 40% more likely to experience a miscarriage than white women, and deprived areas can have higher rates of still Continue Reading

New national cervical screening campaign launches – as nearly 1 in 3 don’t take up screening offer  

A new national campaign is calling on those eligible not to ignore their invite, as data reveals nearly 1 in 3 don’t take up the offer of cervical screening. A new survey released today shows embarrassment was the most common reason for not booking a screening appointment (42%) and almost two-thirds (63%) said they were nervous when Continue Reading

Breaking down language barriers to increase uptake of cancer screening programmes

Screening can prevent or spot cancer early, but language barriers prevent many ethnic minority groups from benefiting fully from screening. We’ve translated cervical and bowel cancer screening videos into Sylheti (Bengali) & Urdu: Would you like to share your thoughts and have the chance to WIN A £50 Amazon voucher? Complete the feedback form in Continue Reading

5 Inspiring Celebrities Dealing with Chronic Illness

“Taking up space, together.” Our mantra here at Cysters reflects a simple principle: No matter how difficult it gets, we will not allow ourselves to be diminished by the pain we experience or society’s perception of it. From that strength, we empower the people going through similar struggles. Such principles are powerful in the hands of public Continue Reading

HFEA figures show Black patients are less likely to have successful IVF treatment

Fertility regulator calls on Black patients to help shape future UK treatment HFEA figures show Black patients are less likely to have successful IVF treatment People from ethnic minority backgrounds who have undergone fertility treatment are being urged to share their views and experiences to help shape the future of fertility treatment and policy in Continue Reading