Gypsies, Roma and Travellers health report published

Date posted: 1st February 2022

Back in Issue 3 of the newsletter we highlighted a research project that had started in Morecambe Bay to identify the health needs of Gypsies and Travellers and the best way to improve early detection of cancer in particular, but also other health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and access to health services. There are approximately 39,000 travellers living in the North West (approximately 1,900 living in Morecambe Bay).

The research has been led by Dr Patrice Van Cleemput, PHD, and CancerCare, who are working closely with a steering group of Gypsies and Travellers, and representatives from education, colleagues from the local Primary Care Networks and the wider health community.

You can read the full report here.

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