5 Minutes that Matter

Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives a year, yet attendance is currently at its lowest for a decade. The NFWI urges WI members to attend routine screening, to take action to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and address barriers to attendance to help eradicate cervical cancer.

Proposed by Disley WI, Cheshire Federation

Our 5 Minutes that Matters campaign seeks to raise awareness of the importance of attending routine cervical screening, and support more women to make an informed decision about whether or not to take up their invitations. It also calls on WI members to help make cervical screening more accessible by tackling barriers to attendance.

The campaign was launched at the NFWI Annual Meeting in June 2019.

If you are a member who would like to get involved with our campaign, visit My WI for more information.

Campaign resources

Download the 5 Minutes that Matter action pack.

To request a hard copy, contact the NFWI Public Affairs department:

We have also created a poster and a leaflet to challenge the myths around cervical screening. Download the poster and leaflet. We have also created a Welsh version of the poster and the leaflet.

Contact the NFWI

  • Phone: 020 7371 9300
  • Open hours: 9am–5pm Mon–Fri
  • Address: 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY

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