Skin Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 16 November 2023.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle rates of skin cancer.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government takes the prevention of cancers, including skin cancers, very seriously.

The UK Health Security Agency has published guidance to the public on how to stay safe in hot weather including the importance protecting yourself from the sun. This guidance is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beat-the-heat-hot-weather-advice/beat-the-heat-staying-safe-in-hot-weather

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