Sun Safety

Natwest Inter-Island Games, 8th-12th July 2019

Health promotion joined a number of volunteers to support sun awareness at the NatWest Island Games. Hundreds of spectators were able to avail themselves of the free sun screen (some of which was kindly donated by Trafalgar Pharmacy). Many islanders were surprised at this positive health initiative, the first of it’s kind[…]

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Enjoy a Healthy Summer

Most of us look forward to spending time outdoors in the warm months ahead – beach- barbecues-parties-water activities and fun all around. However, it is important to remember to take simple precautions so that you can enjoy a safe and healthy summer. Protect your skin from sun damage by regularly[…]

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Skin Cancer Screening Day, 13th April 2019

Health Promotion supported the GHA Dermatology Department at its annual Skin CancerScreening Day at the Primary Care Centre on Saturday 13th April 2019. The public had the opportunity to attend this open clinic and have any notable skin changes checked out by the teamof professionals on the day.    […]

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Skin Cancer Screening Day April 16th 2016

The skin cancer screening day, successfully run for its third year, marked the launch of the annual Sun Awareness campaign. It aimed at raising public awareness on the dangers of overexposure to the sun, and methods of protection that should be taken to prevent this damage. The dermatology department provided[…]

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Sun Safety

Welcome to the Sun Safety Website of the Public Health Department. This website provides information and advice on several aspects of sun safety.   Sun damage does not happen only when you are at the beach. It can happen even when you go for a walk, sit outdoors and have a drink,[…]

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Skin Cancer Screening Day April 16th 2016

The skin cancer screening day, successfully run for its third year, marked the launch of the annual Sun Awareness campaign. It aimed at raising public awareness on the dangers of overexposure to the sun, and methods of protection that should be taken to prevent this damage. The dermatology department provided[…]

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Skin Cancer Screening Day April 16th 2015

The Skin Cancer Screening Day is part of a yearly drive by the dermatology and health promotion departments. Information on the dangers of over exposure to the sun, and a clinic offering mole checks/ potentially cancerous skin changes, was available on the day. Wendy Clouter, a member of the Unite[…]

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