RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SKIN CANCER TAKING MORE LIVES. WE ARE HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Our Sun Safe Schools accreditation scheme - educating
our future generations on the importance of sun safety...
Skcin in partnership with Virgin Holidays to promote sun safety
to holiday makers and active tan seekers across the globe...
Sun Safe Workplaces, our accreditation scheme - educating
outdoor workers and employers on sun safety in the workplace...
Skcin in partnership with AXA PPP Healthcare
promoting the importance of sun safety to families...
Sun Safe Nurseries, our national accreditation scheme is
for pre-school settings to introduce sun safety education...
Skcin have delivered many national awareness campaigns
across at risk groups and have gained national awards...
Skcin are lead member of political lobby group Skin Cancer UK
and proud to work with other groups to campaign for action...
Skcin are passionate about raising the profile of skin cancer and campaigning for change in education, awareness and access to quality treatment and care. We work hard to be active members of various groups whose mission it is to get skin cancer and melanoma up the political agenda. We take pride in being a member of these groups and also being involved in NICE appraisals for new skin cancer drugs. We strongly believe that by working together we CAN make a difference!
APPGS- All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin
Skcin are active members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skcin (APPGS).
The APPGS was established in 1994 and aims to increase understanding about skin care issues in Parliament and to achieve improvements in the treatment and management of patients with skin disease. The APPGS has a large and active membership that includes MPs from all political parties, members of the House of Lords, health professionals, patient groups and commercial interests. The chair of the APPGS is Sir Paul Beresford MP.
The latest activity Skcin have been involved in, as a part of the APPGS is a report on Sunbed
Legislation. The APPGS' key recommendations are as follows:
The scope of sunbed regulations in England should be extended to include:
> Compliance testing for radiant exposure (dose) and irradiance limits
> A ban on unstaffed tanning facilities
> Appropriate screening of all customers skin type
> Provision of balanced health information
> Provision of safety goggles
The Government should also:
Consider revising the framework governing local authority licensing activity to allow individual councils to licence tanning facility operators if there is sufficient local demand to do so. At the very least local authorities should be able to register sunbed operators in the same way that tattoo and piercing parlours are currently registered.
To find out more about the activities of the APPGS visit: www.appgs.co.uk
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