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Handy hints for using Social Media

Social media doesn’t have the best of reputations in some places; it seems sometimes that horror stories are everywhere about that unlucky person who posted something that ‘went viral’ and the world watched as they lost their livelihood as something called ‘trolls’ all piled in and made their lives a misery. It might be that[…]

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WoMMeN breast screening information: just what you want!

57 wonderful people completed our WoMMeN breast screening information survey Over the last two months the WoMMeN breast screening information hub has hosted a feasibility survey to see whether our visitors like the hub. We were very happy with the results and thought you might like to know what you told us! Who were you?[…]

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Patient’s perspective in WoMMeN

Essential: The Patient’s Perspective We’ve found that the most rewarding aspects of working on the WoMMeN project is learning about mammography from a patient’s perspective. We’ve done this through chats on a closed Facebook Design Group but also by having patients form part of the project group. There’s a great blog from Liz Morton who’s[…]

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Breast cancer: excuse me, are you aware?

This beautiful and moving blog was written by Bev Scragg, mammographer My mum Let me tell you about my mum: beautiful, but with no real awareness of how beautiful; big, blue eyes, generous, pouty lips and whippet-thin limbs; ditzy and giggly, with a predilection for drama; always, always reading whilst trying to find every conspiracy[…]

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Chat and experience of breast X-ray, breast screening mammogram

Hello My Name Is…  WoMMen Forum Chat Here we introduce the story of an online WoMMeN Forum Chat that we held on Sept 7th, 2016. The theme of the chat was our experience within breast screening of the Hello My Name is… campaign. We have 7 themes, all grouped together, the comments from the eight[…]

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Digital healthcare and social media

Wow – Facebook recently reported that they have 1.5 billon visitors per month. Twitter (who don’t ever like to brag) have around 12.5 million UK users, and LinkedIn currently report 19 million UK visitors. One sector that has been radically disrupted by all this social media use is healthcare – often it’s the first place[…]

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2 very useful reasons to visit WoMMeN

The generosity of breast screening and cancer groups Being part of the WoMMeN project is rewarding as it brings us into contact with some amazing people, all passionate about the same cause. That passion often results in people giving freely of their time and effort to make life better for others. Breast screening and breast[…]

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Social media and breast screening: really?

Bev Scragg, mammographer at East Lancs, reflects on the findings into an audit into Trust social media policies and found some surprising things! Facetube? Chatsnap? InstantGran? So, you’re a mammographer working in the NHS and you’ve heard about this entity ‘Social Media’.  The kids are all ‘doing’ social media, whatever that is – is it[…]

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Breast screening: joining the dots

Last week I attended the brilliant Symposium Mammographicum. It was my first attendance and I wasn’t disappointed. It somehow managed to appeal to the wide ranging audience of practitioners from all four tiers, researchers, and radiologists. The speakers came from all these groups. The poster section was superb and to top it all, I was[…]

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Mammography: how should we talk about breast screening?

The breast: sensitive topic? Here’s an interesting blog about mammography. It takes an informal approach in the way it talks about breast screening; where words such as ‘boobs’, ‘cans’ and ‘puppies’ are used to describe breasts. The WoMMeN project team have spent a couple of years exploring women’s perceptions of the breast and breast screening.[…]