Coronavirus

Advice and Information

close

Essential Maintenance

Due to essential maintenance of Dudley Council's payments system, payments made online and via Callpay (Automated Telephone Payments), are likely to be disrupted between 11:00 and 15:00 hours on Sunday 12th July.  We apologise for any inconvenience.
Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Posted on:

Free beauty treatments will be on offer in Halesowen next week as part of an event to emphasise the importance of smear tests for women.

Dudley Council has teamed up with Halesowen College and Halesowen Business Improvement District (BID) for the event, which will take place at the BID office in the town centre from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday January 22.

College beauty students will be offering free treatments at the Hagley Street site. There will also be public health professionals on hand to give advice about smear tests and answer questions.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, with health improvement practitioner Parminder Bhatia

The event is part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which runs from Monday January 20 to Sunday January 26.

Smear tests help prevent cervical cancer and only take around five minutes. Women can have a test at any time, except during their period.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:

This is a pilot project and an example of excellent partnership work between the three organisations.
If you’re about to have your first test or have any questions about smear tests, I would encourage you to attend.

Tests can be booked at your local doctor’s surgery and are free and confidential. For further information, go to www.lets-get.com

The BID office is located at 1 Hagley Street, opposite Wilkos in the town centre.

About the Author

Press Office