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Category Archives: SCPN News


Jun 15

Feedback survey 2015

Watch out over the next month or two for our annual feedback survey (going out to all signed up network members). This is when you get your say about the activities of SCPN- to tell us what we do well, what we could do better and give us some of your great ideas for new […]

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Apr 15

The Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize and Evans/Forrest Medal

The Scottish Cancer Foundation, our parent charity, is currently inviting nominations for their 2015 prize, which will be awarded to the person who, in the opinion of the Scottish Cancer Foundation Board, has made the most significant contribution to reducing the burden of cancer in Scotland.   Applicants may be nominated or be ...

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Feb 15

10 Ways to Use The SCPN Website

We’re delighted to announce that the new SCPN website is now up and running, a welcome improvement from the previous version. From cancer prevention advice, to conference presentations and #SoupOnSatuday recipes, our new website contains the information you need, on computers, on phones and on tablets. We’d like to thank ...

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Aug 13

SHAAP – an update of activities

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) was established in 2006 to provide a clear, strong medical voice on alcohol harms. Whilst promoting evidence based treatment interventions SHAAP has also prioritised its activities into campaigning on alcohol pricing and marketing. SHAAP also believes that longer term policy ...

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Aug 13

SCPN and DCE – competitors or co-creators in long term health?

About a quarter of all cancers can be prevented, but for those who do develop cancer, an early diagnosis still offers the best chance of cure. Even for those with advanced disease, earlier diagnosis provides the opportunity to more effectively employ disease-modifying treatments and to put in place symptom management approaches. With ...

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Feb 13

SCPN Wins Communication Prize

The work of the SCPN has been chosen by the University of Dundee College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing (CMDN) as the Winner of the 2013 Ian Stevenson Prize for Excellence in Public Engagement. The award (which includes a monetary prize for further SCPN work and certificates) was presented yesterday at the college research ...

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Feb 13

Can you help the Network?

At the network we have set ourselves the challenge of doubling our reach over the next 12 months and have decided to share our results with our readers. Our recent survey helped us to estimate that the newsletter/web/tweets reach just over 1000 folks so please help us reach our 2000 figure by Sept 2013. Here […]

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Jan 13

Can you answer the questions?

A new report called Action on Obesity-comprehensive care for all was published by the Royal College of Physicians in January 2013 and sets out a strong message to health professionals about the need to develop effective management pathways of obesity. The report suggests the development of multi-disciplinary teams for weight ...

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Oct 12

Stoptober smoking cessation campaign starting in October

With Stoptober smoking cessation campaign starting in October, it is timely to turn our attention to cervical cancer and smoking. In recent months, reduction in cervical cancer incidents has focussed on Human Pappillomavirus and the association between the disease and smoking has become relatively less well known. (1). A recent study ...

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