Skin cancer prevention: information, resources and environmental changes (PH32)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'preventing skin cancer'
Skin Cancer: how the NHS and local authorities can help prevent skin cancer using public information, sun protection resources and by making changes to the environment
This guidance is for NHS and other commissioners, managers and practitioners who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, preventing skin cancer.
This includes for example, GPs, local authority planners, pharmacists, practice nurses, public health practitioners, school nurses and skin cancer specialists. It also includes those involved in, or responsible for, employee health and wellbeing.
In addition, it may be of interest to those working in the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors and to members of the public.
The six recommendations aim to raise and maintain awareness – and increase knowledge – of the risks of exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet (UV). They also aim to influence attitudes and prompt people to change their behaviour to protect themselves against skin cancer. They focus on:
- National mass-media campaigns and the provision of local information (including verbal advice and printed and visual material).
- Developing and evaluating information campaigns and interventions.
- The factual content of information
- The tone of messages and how to tailor them for specific audiences.
- The workplace – to help protect children, young people and outdoor workers.
- The provision of shade as part of the design of new buildings.
- PH32 Skin cancer prevention: information, resources and environmental changes: guidance (web format)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: preventing skin cancer
This page was last updated: 30 August 2013
No update required - published guidance still current.
Normally guidance is reviewed every three years however the review of PH32 has been brought forward as there are likely to be overlaps with a scope for a new piece of guidance on Sun exposure: risks and benefits. The review date is now October 2013.
Next review date: November 2013
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