Over 100,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the UK and over 2,800 die of the disease. Despite most moles being normal and healthy, a small number can change into melanoma and detecting these changes early can save lives.
Skin cancer affects both men and women and the biggest cause is from UV rays from the sun or sun beds. Men and women are affected on different parts of the body as illustrated below:
SkinCheck starts with an online risk assessment examining the personal risk of skin cancer followed by a 30 minutes consultation with a skin specialist nurse comprising:
After the appointment we issue the result letter and personalised early detection programme. Should an employee be considered high risk, they will be referred to their GP or a consultant dermatologist or plastic surgeon for further assessment and investigation.
SkinCheck+ offers all the benefits of regular SkinCheck mole examination and risk assessment, but also includes a detailed sun damage examination using ultraviolet-imaging technology (face area). Click here to read more about our SkinCheck+ service.
SkinCheck is suitable for men and women of all ages. Skin cancer is the most common cancer for young people between the ages of 15-35. SkinCheck is particularly important for outdoor workers who are twice as likely to develop skin cancer as people who work indoors.
Employees can have a SkinCheck on employer premises if suitable facilities are available. The employer needs to provide a room that offers privacy along with a wash hand basin, access to the internet and a couch. This is the most convenient option for employees and also the most cost effective one for employers.
If facilities cannot be provided on site, Check4Cancer can provide a nearby clinic or private hospital close to where the employee works or lives.
By offering these services to its staff, an employer can achieve up to 25% discount on standard pricing. With prices starting at £160, a typical taxpayer will pay around £6 per month under salary sacrifice. For company sponsored campaigns, prices are negotiable depending on company size and the extent of the service offering.
As well as providing information as part of the one-to-one screening, we can also provide brochures along with leaflets explaining how to minimise the risks of skin cancer. Each employee will also receive a sunscreen sample at their appointment. We provide copy material for company intranet sites as well as banners, posters and table tents to help employers get the message across. If required we can also design and provide co-branded client specific websites for a campaign as shown to the right
If you want to offer SkinCheck to your employees contact us or call us on 0800 085 6663.
If you want to know more about Skin Cancer please visit our SkinHealth UK website where you can get information about symptoms, risks and advice on how to stay safe in the sun.