Mole and skin checking clinics for UoP staff 2018

Date/Time: Wednesday 16 May, 2018 - 9:30am

Date/Time End: Wednesday 5 September, 2018 - 12:30pm

Venue: Occupational Health Service, 3rd floor, Nuffield Centre

Further to the ongoing popularity of the mole and skin checking clinics, three dates have been arranged for this year. The clinics are co-ordinated by and facilitated in Occupational Health, and run by Specialist Dermatology Nurses from Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.

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 clinics will take place from 9.30am-12.30pm on the following dates; 16 May, 13 June, 5 September

Booking

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

To Book

Contact: Occupational Health ext 3187

Contact details for more information

Name: Occupational Health

Extension: 3187

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