We use a place-based approach to improve awareness of cancer and cancer screening in workplaces.
Our Engagement Team meet with workplace leads and facilitate awareness sessions for staff. They promote access to our training offer which includes, ‘workplace wellbeing’ and they introduce them to local Answer Cancer Champions.
In addition, we have recently launched ‘Bee Seen, Get Screened’ workplace-focused scheme to encourage local organisations to pledge to make it easier for their staff to attend screening appointments.
Workplace Action Plans
After training and workplace awareness sessions, staff are asked to make plans. These are followed up at one and two-month intervals. The following are examples of successful plans.
“Share details of training with the Public Health Response Team who will be engaging with the community”
“Share information about Answer Cancer with my integrated team and my GP lead”
“Embed awareness session in to our action plan for neighbourhood meeting and put on team agenda for health & social care”
“Add this into our team meeting and discuss how to arrange some events around the awareness months”