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Melanoma Taskforce

Our Work

Our Sun Safe Schools accreditation scheme - educating
our future generations on the importance of sun safety...

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Skcin in partnership with Virgin Holidays to promote sun safety
to holiday makers and active tan seekers across the globe...

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Sun Safe Workplaces, our accreditation scheme - educating
outdoor workers and employers on sun safety in the workplace...

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Skcin in partnership with AXA PPP Healthcare
promoting the importance of sun safety to families...

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Sun Safe Nurseries, our national accreditation scheme is
for pre-school settings to introduce sun safety education...

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Skcin have delivered many national awareness campaigns
across at risk groups and have gained national awards...

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Skcin are lead member of political lobby group Skin Cancer UK
and proud to work with other groups to campaign for action...

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MELANOMA TASKFORCE

Skcin have been involved with the Melanoma Taskforce since it started in 2010. The Melanoma Taskforce is a panel of skin cancer experts, currently chaired by Sian James MP (in future to be chaired by Pauline Latham MP), which is comprised of patient group and charity representatives, GPs, skin cancer nurses, dermatologists, oncologists and surgeons. The Taskforce was set up to make practical recommendations as to how the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, and particularly melanoma, could be improved.

Melanoma Taskforce And Skcin

REPORTS

2015 Skin Cancer Visions
The first publication of the Melanoma Taskforce group was in October 2010, when a report was published entitled, '2015 Skin Cancer Visions'. This report set out The Taskforce's recommendations for how skin cancer and melanoma services and treatment could be improved over the life of the new Department of Health (DH) cancer strategy, Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer published in January 2011. As part of the new strategy, the DH published its own 2015 Skin Cancer Visions, which adopted 17 of the 20 recommendations made by the Melanoma Taskforce.


Mole and Skin Check Guidelines
In June 2011, the Taskforce worked with a coalition of well-being, hair and beauty professional associations to develop Mole and Skin Check Guidelines, an information leaflet providing clear and simple information about the signs of skin cancer for people working in the health and beauty industry who regularly come into contact with people's skin. The Taskforce is currently working with the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) to take this project forward and embed skin cancer awareness in the standard training of relevant non-health professionals.


Variations in Melanoma
In November 2011, the Taskforce published its Variations in Melanoma Survey, which examined variations in the standard of care for melanoma patients in England, and led to the establishment of the Pathway Expert Working Group whose findings are set out in Quality in melanoma care: a best practice pathway.

To find out more about our other activities please choose from the following:
> Sun Safe Schools
> Sun Safe Nurseries
> Skcin and Virgin Holidays > Skcin and AXA PPP Healthcare
> Other / previous campaigns
> Skin Cancer UK
> APPGS - All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin
> Melanoma Taskforce