Preventing Cancers and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms

Prostate Cancer Awareness Day

The aim and purpose of the Prostate Cancer Awareness day was to create an awareness of Prostate Cancer to educate men, particularly those that are from a Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) background or group, on the importance of accessing early prostate cancer screens, as an early diagnosis can impact positively on their health and wellbeing. The report can be viewed here.

County Durham Bowel Cancer Screening Report, County Durham

A report on the research into the uptake of bowel cancer screening in County Durham which can be viewed here.

Understanding Views on Cancer and Cancer Services from Seniors Together in Rossendale

This report collates the findings from the final of three Macmillan Cancer Support and Healthwatch Lancashire events which took place at Futures Park in Rossendale on 21st March with members of the Seniors Together in Rossendale group taking part in the activity.

Scenarios which had been developed from real life stories provided by Macmillan Cancer Support were presented to the group by professional actors covering issues relating to spotting the signs of cancer, diagnosis, and attitudes to cancer. You can view the report here.

Cancer Awareness Session Report

Macmillan Cancer Support teamed up with local Healthwatch in order to deliver cancer awareness sessions for hard to reach groups across Lancashire. The specialist training company Aftathought were approached to deliver the sessions in the form of a drama production. Healthwatch Blackpool facilitated the session which aimed to reach adults with learning disabilities.

This report details the session organised by Healthwatch Blackpool and what was learned from running a workshop for adults with a learning disability. You can view the report here.

Cancer Research UK

CRUK offer a range of courses aimed at improving awareness of cancer symptoms. Details available here: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/awareness-and-prevention/talk-cancer-cancer-awareness-training-programme

CRUK Primary Care Matters provides access to free high quality evidence-based bite-sized resources specifically for GPs and health professionals. For an overview of the resources available click here.

For further information access the CRUK Primary Care Matters webpages by clicking here.

Cancer and Mental Health Series

The Cancer and Mental Health e-learning has been developed in partnership between people with lived experience of mental health conditions and cancer, Macmillan, Cancer Research UK and is hosted by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust. There are three parts to the course and the first part focusses on prevention, screening and early diagnosis which you can access here. The aim of this course is to offer people living with mental health conditions information on the importance of cancer screening and early diagnosis and where to seek additional support if required. Please click here to access the e-learning.

Part 2 and 3 will be available in 2020.