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Breast screening film for women with learning difficulties

22 January 2020

A film made by and for wom-en with learning disabilities to take the fear out of going for breast screenings launched and premiered at North Bris-tol NHS Trust in November.

The biggerhouse film production for Avon Breast Screen-ing tells the story of a wom-an with learning difficulties being asked to go for a mammogram and follows her through the process. 

It has been well document-ed that women with learning disabilities are not well informed about breast cancer and that the uptake of breast screening in this group is very low. The team are hoping this video, which was filmed at North Bristol NHS Trust, will help change perceptions for people with learning difficul-ties and encourage them to look after their health by going for the test.

More than 40 people attended the launch at North Bristol NHS Trust where the film was premiered.


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