Mole and skin checking clinics for UoP staff 2018 – FULLY BOOKED

*Now fully booked*

These clinics are co-ordinated by and facilitated in Occupational Health, and run by Specialist Dermatology Nurses from Portsmouth Hospitals Trust. The next clinic will be on 5 September.

If you are a member of staff, we welcome you to take advantage of this service. Just take 10 minutes out of your day to come along if you are concerned about the change in size or shape of any moles or any skin changes.

Things to look out for include; A new mole, any mole or freckle or patches of normal skin that have changed in size, shape or colour:

 

 

 

Photos from Cancer Research UK leaflet

A new growth or sore that isn’t healing, a spot, mole or sore that is itchy or painful, a mole or growth that bleeds, is crusty or has a scab:

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from Boots Web MD

The nurses will be able to look for early indicators of skin cancer and will also be able to advise whether a fast-track referral to the hospital would be recommended.  The Nurses do pick up a handful of skin cancers every year, so this is a potentially life-saving service we can offer our staff.

Dates

The September date is now fully booked. Keep a look out for future dates.

Booking

Please contact Occupational Health on ext 3187 to book a confidential 10 minute appointment slot.

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  1. Any chance of a mole clinic NOT on a Wednesday, so part-timers who don’t work Weds can come?

    • Thank you for your comment. The nurses that run these sessions come from the Dermatology department at Portsmouth Hospitals and they have to fit this around their NHS clinics and other commitments at St Mary’s I’m afraid and the preferred day is a Wednesday. Logistics in Occupational Health also have a bearing as well there are 2 offices available in the department for each clinic as there are two nurses for each session, and this depends on the working pattern of the nursing team also.

      Occupational Health will keep this in mind to see if any changes are possible next year.

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