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Sports club to host NHS cancer testing trial from Sunday

City of Peterborough Sports Club (CoPSC) is hosting a new NHS Cancer Testing Trial from Sunday, November 7. 
Sports club to host NHS Cancer Testing Trial from Sunday

Last month, the NHS launched the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.

The first people to take part will have blood samples taken at mobile testing clinics in retail parks and other convenient community locations. 

CoPSC said they are delighted to have been asked by the new NHS Cancer Testing Trial to site one of the mobile screening centres for five weeks, starting on Sunday when the unit will be delivered.  

The unit will be sited behind the astroturf hockey pitch between the pitch and the access road to the hospital from Bretton Gate. There will also be a number of spaces next to it set aside for both their staff and for visitors coming to have a blood test as part of the trial. 

CoPSC said: “We consider this to be a very exciting and important trial which fits in well with our links to both the hospital and the wider Bretton and Peterborough communities, and hope that people will support our decision to be a part of this.  

“Members should not be affected by this slight reduction in parking spaces between Monay November 8 and Monday December 13. There will be additional disruption on Sunday November 7, in the morning as the mobile unit is being delivered and sited so, please bear with us! 

“Our NHS parkers and Goldstar have already been advised, and the taxis asked to park in the gravel area set aside for bowls during the summer alongside the back of the squash courts.” 

More information can be found here about the trial