Quality statement 1: Local health promotion activities

Quality statement

Local authority health promotion activities on preventing skin cancer and recognising early signs are consistent with the messages in any national campaigns.

Rationale

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and, even though most types are preventable, its incidence has been increasing. People can recognise changes to their skin in early stages of the disease but some are still seeking help too late. Local health promotion activities, with messages consistent with any national campaigns, should minimise public confusion and increase the likelihood of behaviour change.

Quality measures

Structure

Evidence that the local authority health promotion activities on preventing skin cancer and recognising early signs are consistent with the messages in any national campaigns.

Data source: Local data collection.

Outcome

a) Incidence of skin cancer.

Data source: Public Health England National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service.

b) Proportion of melanoma diagnosed at stageĀ 1 or 2.

Data source: Public Health England National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service.

c) Proportion of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed at stageĀ 1 or 2.

Data source: Local data collection.

What the quality statement means for public health practitioners and commissioners

Public health practitioners ensure that they implement local authority health promotion activities on preventing skin cancer and recognising early signs using messages consistent with those in any national campaigns.

Commissioners (local authorities) ensure that local authority health promotion activities on preventing skin cancer and recognising early signs are consistent with the messages in any national campaigns.

What the quality statement means for people in the community

People in the community are given advice about how to prevent skin cancer, and how to recognise early signs, through local authority health promotion activities that reinforce the messages in any national skin cancer campaigns.

Source guidance