info@sccci.co.uk   01270 504 700   Help
Sign Up SCCCI Portal helps you connect with your local business community.
Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe
Our Team
Testimonials
Write a testimonial...

Profile Page

Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe · Health Services (inc Private) · Based in Nantwich
Company Profile
In April 2015, NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and partners launched a new community-based health campaign in Crewe, to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and encourage people to get checked early. This was the EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE campaign.

Compared to other towns and villages in South Cheshire, Crewe has a particularly high incident rate of lung cancer and survival from the disease could be improved if people visited their GP or hospital as soon as they become aware of symptoms.

Symptoms may include:

· A cough that doesn’t go away after three weeks

· Coughing up blood

· Breathlessness which you can’t explain

· Losing weight for no obvious reason

· Chest and/or shoulder pain

· Lack of energy, feeling more tired than usual for some time

· Hoarse voice

· Persistent chest infections

The Campaign had great success in Crewe. Over the past 3 years, we have been building on this - extending further, to have a greater impact, raising awareness, improving cancer outcomes across Central Cheshire under the brand logo ACTION ON CANCER.
What We Do
Over the course of 2015/6, the Every Breath You Take campaign recruited and trained 115 Community Champions to spread the word and help ensure that people living in Crewe are aware of the symptoms and what services are available to them.

With the help of these wonderful Community Champions, many more local people visited their GP surgery to talk about signs and symptoms. And about 250 people were able to go directly to Leighton Hospital for a chest x-ray because they were over 50 and had identified symptoms which were worrying and might need further investigation.

Building on the success of the Every Breath You Take campaign, we have extended the project across all of Central Cheshire. We want to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis of ALL Cancers.

The new umbrella brand is ACTION ON CANCER.

We are looking to train more Community Cancer Champions across the local area to help with this important campaign.

More people are living well with and beyond cancer these days. But much more needs to be done. In this local area, our survivorship numbers are poorer than in other parts of the country.

Spotting signs early makes a difference. Cancer screening makes a difference.

You're not wasting anyone's time by getting your symptoms checked out and, if it's not serious, your mind will be put at rest.
Recent Activity
Activity Feed
Verification Code
Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe
Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe
Action on Cancer is a local awareness campaign, working in the local community in close partnership with a wide range of organisations.

Our aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of making healthy ...
See 4 more posts from Action
Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe
Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe
Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe
Action on Cancer - incorporating Every Breath You Take Crewe
View More