Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Who We Are

Patients, professionals and the public at large; everyone who is willing to make a commitment toward action for cancer prevention is welcome to join the network.

What We Do

The Scottish Cancer Prevention network is focused on moving evidence on cancer risk reduction into everyday life, practice and policy.

How You Can Help

If you would like to contribute to the network in any context, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Or if you have any enquires or feedback we would like to hear from you.


For guidelines, application forms, surveys and other helpful extras please visit here. More information to be added soon.

The SCPN Blog

Please visit the SCPN Blog, where we post regular updates on the world of cancer prevention and up-to-date research.


We recognise that education and awareness raising are the cornerstone to action, and produce a newsletter four times a year, which covers the wide range of our interests.

Upcoming Events

The SCPN are committed to getting the word about cancer prevention out to individuals, health professionals, policy makers and government. Find out about upcoming conferences here.

Healthy Meetings

The SCPN has developed a scorecard, which focuses on ten highlights that regular meeting attenders agree, represent important examples of good practice for healthy meetings.


The Scottish Cancer Coalition is a partnership of 21 voluntary organisations dedicated to improving cancer services and outcomes for patients in Scotland, and promoting research and prevention efforts.


The Scottish Cancer Foundation is our parent charity and has developed and supports the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.


  • Do A Little, Gain A Lot

We’re happy to announce that our ‘Do a Little, Gain a Lot’ conference on the 4th of February (World Cancer Day), was a great success. We heard from a range of speakers, including Professor Nanette Mutrie MBE, who had the entire audience up and active (see image), and Minister for Health, Shona Robison MSP, who […]

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  • Healthy Meetings

Have you noticed how difficult it can be to attain your daily healthy eating plans, activity goals and smart thinking on days where you have meetings greater than 4 hours that span lunchtime?  The SCPN has developed a score card, which focuses on ten highlights

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A thank-you message from the SCPN reading "Thank-you all for your support! We reached 83.4k people on Twitter alone! We'll be retweeting your wonderful #healthyshelfie throughout the day, but if you'd rather see everything together, visit Together, we can get everyone talking about cancer prevention.
  • #healthyshelfie

We were delighted with the response to our recent #healthyshelfie social media campaign; thank you to everyone who got involved! We reached as many as 83.4 thousand people so, hopefully we’ve encouraged some healthy steps towards cancer prevention. Here’s a collection of some of the #healthyshelfie(s) that made there way on to the internet in January: […]

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  • Newsletter Volume 6, Issue 1

The latest SCPN newsletter is out! In this issue, we have ‘The Scottish Diet – the challenge of change,’ ‘Healthy Start Alliance’ and ‘Exercise Works!’     You can access all our quarterly newsletters right here, as well as sign up to receive them by email. You can also access our newsletter on Pinterest:   […]

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