THE primary care trust in Sheffield has given its backing to a national campaign warning youngsters of the dangers of the sun.
NHS Sheffield is supporting National Sun Awareness Week, run by the British Association of Dermatologists, which takes place from May 2 to 5.
It gives key pointers for staying safe in the sun and guidance on how to check for melanoma – one of the most serious types of skin cancer – by monitoring changes to skin and moles.
In Sheffield 112 people were diagnosed with malignant melanoma - the most serious form of skin cancer - in 2010, with rates in the city significantly higher than the average for the England.
A sun awareness campaign is also set to run in pharmacies across the city in May.