Online clinic on skin cancer and sun safety 2012

From 4 - 8 May 2015 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with BAD, the BSF 'It Takes 7' campaign and Melanoma UK to present an Online clinic on sun damaged skin and skin cancer.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

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The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts were available to answer questions about issues surrounding skin cancer & sun safety, offering advice on ways to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, what to do if you think you are at risk of skin cancer and also to provide you with valuable help and guidance.

Medical Experts

Dr Anton Alexandroff

Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British Skin Foundation spokesperson - FRCP(UK), CCT (Dermat), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

Emma Craythorne

MBChB MRCP CCT(derm) Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Professor Brian Diffey

BSc AKC PhD DSc

Dr Alison Layton

Consultant Dermatologist M.B, Ch.B, FRCP

Dr Dev Shah

Consultant Dermatologist

Charity Partners

CLINIC SPONSOR

SunSense

SunSense sunscreens are specifically developed to provide high factor, broad spectrum protection against both UVB and UVA rays, which are known to cause burning, premature skin ageing and to increase the risk of skin cancersSunSense sunscreens are specifically developed to provide high factor, broad spectrum protection against both UVB and UVA rays, which are known to cause burning, premature skin ageing and to increase the risk of skin cancers.

They are easy to apply and non-greasy, so they feel better on the skin. They do not leave behind a shiny or white appearance, as other sunscreens do.

SunSense offers an extensive range of sizes and formulations to suit even the most sensitive skin.

SunSense products do not contain PABA or PABA derivatives, known to cause sensitivity in some people.

A recent survey demonstrated that SunSense is preferred and recommended by more than 8 out of 10 skin specialists when more than 100 were asked about sun protection.

Factor 50

Factor 50 is a patient support group attached to The Christie, one of Europe’s biggest cancer centresFactor 50 is a patient support group attached to The Christie, one of Europe’s biggest cancer centres. Factor 50’s aims are to raise awareness of the dangers of abuse of the sun and sun beds, fundraise for melanoma research, the most serious form of skin cancer, whilst providing support to patients and families. In 2010 Factor 50 became an integral part of Sian James MP’s Melanoma Task Force and is currently taking part in providing the melanoma pathway. In 2011 Factor 50 became a stake holder with NICE, and started giving evidence during drug appraisals.

In the summer of 2011 Andy Flower OBE, England’s director of cricket became an
Ambassador to Factor 50. Having had surgery for the illness, Andy had no hesitation in agreeing to help.

Skcin (The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity)

Skcin is the UK's only national skin cancer specific charity and is aimed at educating and raising awareness on the subject of sun safety and the early detection of skin cancers in order to save livesSkcin is the UK's only national skin cancer specific charity and is aimed at educating and raising awareness on the subject of sun safety and the early detection of skin cancers in order to save lives. They are particularly keen to work with 'at risk groups', those that are particularly susceptible to the dangers of over exposure to UV by the nature of the activities they carry out.

Skcin are always busy spreading the sun safety message and distributing literature and running campaigns with our partners.