Would you like to do more to raise cancer awareness in your community?
Talk Cancer is a Cancer Research UK training programme to help you feel confident talking to people about ways to reduce the risk of cancer, spotting cancer early and screening.
Our hands-on, positive workshops and ongoing support will help you
- understand the key messages around cancer awareness
- improve your confidence and ‘know how’ to make the most of your conversations
- encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, use local services and see their GP with any concerns
The workshops are down-to-earth, friendly and practical. They’re led by our Cancer Research UK trainers, who all have nursing backgrounds and years of experience talking to the public on the Cancer Awareness Roadshow. They’ve got a knack for putting people at ease and making cancer easier to talk about.
Our training is always backed up by the latest evidence around cancer prevention, early diagnosis and screening.
99% of trainees would recommend Talk Cancer to others.
Who should attend?
– from practice nurses to receptionists. The training is all about how anyone can make every contact count, and simple conversations and actions different practice staff can do to play a role in raising awareness of cancer as part of their roles. This may be practice nurses having effective conversations about lifestyle and cancer risk, and informed decisions about cancer screening with their patients, or admin staff following up with DNAs for screening appointments, ordering leaflets/videos for the waiting areas, signposting to services etc.
The training aims to give trainees knowledge and confidence to have simple, yet effective, conversations about cancer.