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Jan 19

Cancer prevention work wins top award

The work of a pioneering project, the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, that has raised public awareness of the risk of cancer while highlighting the importance of screening and prevention has won an award set up by the broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry. The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, which is supported by the Scottish ...

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Jan 19

My experiences in Cuba – a report by Fergus Brown the 2018 SCPN student bursary

For my senior elective this year, I spent four weeks in Santiago de Cuba, the nation’s 2nd biggest city, located on the hotter eastern tail of the island. Two of these weeks were spent in the theatre anaesthetics department of Dr Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso General Hospital, and two in various primary and community care […]

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Jan 19

Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar or salt consultation

Consultation response submitted by Prof Bob Steele and Prof Annie S. Anderson, Co-directors of the SCPN to the Scottish Government’s Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Fat, Sugar or Salt Consultation Paper The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) is focused on moving evidence on cancer risk reduction into everyday life, ...

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Jul 18

Behind the headlines

Seen something in the news about lifestyle, screening, cancer? If you want to check it out try NHS England’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ website (https://www.nhs.uk/news/). This site provides a guide to the science that makes the news, looking at how health issues are reported in lay language. The coverage includes where the ...

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Jun 18

Welfare Foods – a consultation on meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland

The SCPN responded to a recent consultation by the Scottish Government to gain insight in to the best use of their devolved powers to better meet the needs of children and families in Scotland.You can read what the SCPN has to say on this matter here.

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May 18

A blueprint for cancer prevention

Today the much awaited Third Expert Report from the World Cancer Research Fund is published collating the most recent evidence on the link between lifestyle factors and cancer risk. WCRF’s Continuous Update Project (CUP) brings together an independent panel of scientists to carry out regular, systematic analyses of research into ...

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Mar 18

We held a Kitchen Table Talk!

The Scottish Food Coalition is inviting people from across Scotland to get together for Kitchen Table Talks to discuss the future of food in Scotland. The Scottish Government will soon introduce a ‘Good Food Nation Bill’ and they want this legislation to be a chance for everyone to shape Scotland’s food system. The purpose of ...

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Mar 18

Healthy Staff Awards

We had a great day on Monday 5th February celebrating World Cancer Day with our #WeCanICan conference. Held in Edinburgh, we had well over a hundred delegates gather to hear the experts present the latest evidence and practice to help the people of Scotland prevent cancer. If you weren’t able to join us you can […]

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Feb 18

Time is running out

Hello! I wonder if I might ask for your help ? For the last few years we have been building the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network to distribute our newsletter and emails about what is happening in the world of cancer prevention and lifestyle in people who have had a cancer diagnosis. We value all of […]

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Jan 18

A HEALTHIER FUTURE – ACTION AND AMBITIONS ON DIET, ACTIVITY AND HEALTHY WEIGHT

The SCPN response to  the Scottish Government’s consultation document A HEALTHIER FUTURE – ACTION AND AMBITIONS ON DIET, ACTIVITY AND HEALTHY WEIGHT   Are you responding as an individual or an organisation? Organisation Full name or organisation’s name: Scottish Cancer Prevention Network The Scottish Cancer ...

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