Sun protection

Warwickshire’s key health tip

Protect yourself from sunburn: Enjoy the sun safely. Protect yourself by using shade, clothing (including a hat, t-shirt and UV protective sunglasses) and a high SPF (sun protection factor) sunscreen, and by avoiding the sun during the middle of the day.  Avoid artificial ultraviolet radiation too – Don’t use sunbeds or sunlamps.

Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or sunbeds.Whether a person is at home or abroad, inform them of the importance of using shade, clothing and at least SPF15 sunscreen to protect them and to enjoy the sun safely.

Where to find information and support services

NHS Choices links:

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Evidence Base and Needs Assessment

To make our treatment of cancer sustainable in the long term, there is a greater need to focus on the prevention and early diagnosis (including screening) as the population ages and costs of treatment continue to grow.

Key strategies and Documents

Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer (2011) sets out methods in order to deliver improved outcomes, by tackling preventable incidence, by earlier diagnosis and by improving the quality and efficiency of cancer services.