How We Got Started
Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation
We have recently been accredited by the mouth cancer foundation and the scheme has helped our practice really focus their attention on the subject of Mouth Cancer.
We undertook a comprehensive evening training session with our whole team to make sure that everyone completely understood the importance of screening for mouth cancer. Our team is focused on giving the best quality care, and the accreditation scheme has only enhanced our profile in this respect.
It is important to stress to our patients that we are always routinely screening for mouth cancer and that screening is checking for cancer before any symptoms are showing. It is a vital part of our comprehensive check up that we are emphasising more to our patients. It is important for everyone to recognise that if abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat.
By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. The number of deaths from oral cancer has slowly decreased over the past 30 years and this is as a direct result of organisations such as the Mouth Cancer Accreditation scheme raising awareness. Evidence shows that new cases of mouth cancer are increasing year on year in this country.
Please see their website www.mouthcancerfoundation.org for more information.
We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for our regulated activities and our full Statement of Purpose can be accessed here.