‘Early Presentation of Cancer Symptoms’ is a community-led programme working across deprived communities in North East Lincolnshire. It uses local knowledge and communities to encourage people to present earlier with suspected symptoms of bowel, prostate and gynaecological cancers, with the aim of reducing cancer mortality rates.
Health on Tap was a 2-stage programme lasting over 18 months, including a 7-week trial with a group of care home residents. The programme aimed to increase water intake in older people in residential care, thus reducing falls.
Doncaster PCT’s Early Detection of Lung Cancer intervention aimed to increase early detection of the disease in the area, by increasing the number of people with potential symptoms (namely a cough that lasts more than three weeks) presenting to their GP.