Word of Mouth Mammogram e Network

Academic staff from a number of disciplines across the university have been collaborating with mammography practitioners and service users to create the WoMMeN (Word of Mouth Mammogram e Network) breast screening information and support hub.

After over a year of collecting information from women through surveys, focus groups and a private Facebook user design group (100+ service users and practitioners!) the WoMMeN hub is finally ready and we plan to launch this on the 8th of March: International Women’s Day.

The hub contains all the features women told us they would want in a breast screening information and social networking space. It is intended to complement the NHS Breast Screening information which is the official documentation about the Breast Screening programme. However, WoMMeN provides an alternative approach to finding out more about breast screening by hosting a social space to chat to other women and practitioners. There are also feeds to our Twitter (@WOMMeN3) and Facebook pages to embrace a range of preferred social media platforms.

The WoMMeN hub also provides a place for practitioners to share information and practice tips through a separate practitioner forum. We do hope you will visit the hub at www.wommen.org.uk and also provide feedback on how it might be improved.

The WoMMeN team would like to thank all the wonderful people who have worked with them over the last couple of years to ensure the site is ‘by the community for the community’. We would also like to thank the NHS Breast Screening and QA leads for their continuing support as well as Cancer Research UK for their National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Stream funding.

See you over there (and please share with your friends)!