County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust's, Cancer
Information and Support Service, is running an accredited Open
College Network (OCN) Level 2 Course on Cancer Awareness for anyone
who would like to learn more about cancer.
The OCN Level 2 Cancer Awareness course is a local award which
carries three credits. It covers a number of different topics
including truths and myths surrounding cancer, signs and symptoms,
risk factors, NHS screening programmes and local services that
provide support to cancer patients, families and friends.
The course runs over four half days, there are no exams involved
but participants are expected to put together a portfolio of
activity sheets for assessment.
The next course will be running in October, and is being
delivered on the following days:
Wednesdays - 5, 12, 19 and 26 October
Willington Health Centre, Willington, DH15 0EQ
1pm - 5pm
If you would like the knowledge to raise awareness of breast,
bowel, lung, cervical and skin cancer in your local community or
workplace, please contact the County Durham and Darlington
Foundation Trust Health Improvement Capacity Building Team on 0191
569 2833 or e-mail cdda-tr.CBS@nhs.net to book
your place on the course.
If you would like more information about the course and its
content, please contact Donna McDermott on 0191 5692832.
Published: 25 August 2011
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham