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Do you know what support is available to you in County Durham for cancer prevention awareness, or support for yourself, employees, or a loved one impacted by cancer?

Brought to you by the County Durham Workplace Health, an awareness-raising event showcased transformative services on your doorstep.

Hosted at New College Durham on Wednesday 27 July 2022, the event saw leading services take to the stage, including the Pioneering Care Partnership’s (PCP) Cancer Awareness team, Northern Cancer Alliance, Macmillan Joining the Dots and Cancern.

Karen Stubbings, Project Lead of Workplace Health at the PCP, said: “It was a great opportunity to bring together a variety of services that support local people with cancer, whether it’s spotting the early signs and symptoms or supporting individuals and their families with the current impacts of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

“We received wonderful feedback for our guest speakers, of which many expressed gratitude to have such a fantastic support network available for the people of County Durham. If you would like to know more about any of the services, please get in touch.”

PCP’s Cancer Awareness team raise cancer prevention awareness through engaging workshops delivered in-person or online. Workshops can focus on different types of cancer, including lung, bowel, breast or cervical. Any business in County Durham can sign up to have a workshop delivered at their workplace – simply contact andrea.mackrell@pcp.uk.net for more information. 

Northern Cancer Alliance brings together clinical leaders from different hospital trusts and other health and social care organisations, to transform the diagnosis, treatment, and care for cancer patients in the local area. Find out more about Northern Cancer Alliance at https://northerncanceralliance.nhs.uk/

Macmillan Joining the Dots is a service operating County Durham wide that supports people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with cancer – they also support friends, carers and relatives of those with a cancer diagnosis. Find out more about Joining the Dots at https://www.joiningthedots.info/

Cancern North is a new network for cancer care and support in the North East and North Cumbria. They believe working together will help communications and quality for all, ensuring patients, families and carers get better holistic support for their needs. Find out more about them at Cancern North | Cancer Support Network

If you are looking to boost cancer awareness or support network opportunities in your workplace in County Durham, contact workplacehealth@pcp.uk.net

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