Services Database Cancer Awareness Campaign within Islington Community Pharmacies (Islington Area)
Cancer Research UK and Islington Council’s public health department worked together to undertake a six month project to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer from February to July 2014.
Half the pharmacies in Islington took part in the project, and pharmacies used leaflets, posters, DVDs, window displays, a “Cancer Myths and Truths” quiz, and direct engagement with pharmacy customers to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer.
Feedback from customers who visited pharmacies during the campaign found that the majority agreed that pharmacies should raise awareness of cancer and that most were comfortable talking about cancer in a pharmacy setting.
Location of service
Camden & Islington LPC
Local Authority (LA)
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Other organisations involved
This scheme took place in the Islington area only.