Archive for category: Services
06
November
2015

Cancer Focus NI scores a public health first

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is the first local charity to receive recognition for its excellent achievements at the prestigious Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) annual awards. A total of 26 organisations from across the UK were presented with awards for their work in health and wellbeing...

28
April
2015

Focus on workers’ sun safety

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and the Public Health Agency launched a new sun safety package for outdoor workers in April 2015. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in Northern Ireland, with around 3,550 cases every year. Farmers, builders, grounds staff and postal workers are jus...

28
April
2015

Care in the sun with MediCare

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland teamed up with local MediCare pharmacies to highlight sun safety during Sun Awareness Week (4-10th May). Our Cancer Focus NI Keeping Well vans also visited the pharmacies offering free skin scanning, sun screen samples and advice on how to take care in the sun to staff...

12
November
2014

Top award for cookbook

Our new Well Being Cookbook for cancer patients has come top in the Northern Ireland heat of the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook awards. The unique cookbook was also shortlisted for the Best Health Book in the World and Best Charity Book in the World categories. The Gourmand Awards celebrate glo...

22
September
2014

Karen reminds us to check our necks

To mark thyroid cancer awareness month, which runs in September, Karen Gribbon wants to help Cancer Focus NI raise the profile of the rare disease by telling her story. For signs and symptoms, and other links click here Karen Gribbon (40) and husband Conor (41) have three daughters, Rachel (10), Mol...