At Harris & Ross physiotherapy clinics it is so important to us that we fix the issues our patients come in with, but we also like to take a wider interest in our patients general health and fitness.
We were recently approached by an organisation called Skcin, the country’s leading prevention and awareness skin cancer charity about an innovative programme they are launching called MASCED. It is the UK’s first online accreditation scheme for the health, hair and beauty industry and has its basis in the fact that more than a quarter of a million people are employed across the hair, health and beauty industry sector and see clients up-close on a regular basis.
Our physiotherapy team have the opportunity to observe changes that may occur on our clients skin, particularly in areas that clients may not be able to see themselves. We are encouraging our team to take the online accreditation to swot up on skin surveillance and learn how to identify suspicious lesions, and possibly help detect the early signs of skin cancer.
Launching in January 2018, Skcin is calling for further organisations and individuals to register their interest online at WWW.MASCED.UK to take part in the accreditation scheme and receive access to this online training.
We’re really pleased to be registering and training our team in this area to give our patients an additional level of care.
Jeff Ross (clinic director Harris & Ross) said: “We treat all kinds of injuries and complaints, which means we often work on parts of the body which are difficult to monitor such as backs, necks and shoulders. Being able to refer our patients when we spot something we believe needs attention is a fantastic initiative and one we are so pleased to be involved with.”
Claire Dale, Campaign Manager at Skcin said: “I am passionate about early detection and awareness after losing my Mum to this deadly disease. If MASCED had been around when my Mum was visiting her beautician and hairdresser regularly maybe her melanoma could have been detected early. My goal is to make MASCED to be a standard part of training for health and beauty professionals”
To find out more about the MASCED initiative, visit their website at www.MASCED.uk
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