Pool hosts cost of cancer in the workplace seminar
9:00am Sunday 28th October 2012 in News
A free seminar in Cornwall on Wednesday, November 14 will be aimed at helping organisations plan for and cope for staff with cancer.
Few workplaces are untouched by the disease, with 100,000 new cases diagnosed in the UK every year.
The loss of valuable expertise and experience, emotional distress for other team members can cause significant problems for employers.
Those affected are not necessarily suffering from the condition, as some 800,000 people, mainly of working age, currently care for someone with cancer.
The free half-day event, including lunch, is designed to help businesses and public sector employers understand what they can do to support staff affected by cancer, as either a patient or a carer.
The session is being run by the local NHS, Cornwall Council and Macmillan Cancer Support, at Pool Innovation Centre, Redruth and will cover the signs and symptoms of cancer, prevention, screening and treatment.
It will then look at support available to businesses and individuals, and how existing organisations have made some simple changes to help those affected by cancer in the workplace.
Employers can sign up for the session via the Peninsula Cancer Network website. Go to: www.peninsulacancernetwork.org.uk For those who would like to find out more, please contact Louise Bradford on 01803 860662 or via: email@example.com