APOLLINE SUPPORTS LIFE SAVING CHARITY INITIATIVE

THURSDAY 11TH JULY 2013

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INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE:   

  • CEO APOLLINE – PAT LANGLEY
  • MOUTH CANCER SCREENING ACCREDITATION SCHEME CONSULTANT – ELIZABETH LAVERACK

To set up an interview and for more information please call Media Ambitions on + 44 (0) 208 940 2222 or email elizabeth@mediaambitions.com.

The UK’s leading provider of unique business management and operational support services to the health and social care sectors, Apolline, is supporting the Mouth Cancer Foundation to sponsor a recently launched life saving initiative.  The Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme calls for every dental practice to be carrying out a thorough head and neck examination at routine appointments.  The scheme is a ‘Two minutes to save a life’ screening protocol, which is a 10-point checklist that every dentist should be able to include in order to increase early detection rates and save lives. 

The scheme recognises dental practices that demonstrate a visible commitment to increasing public awareness of mouth cancer screening to all patients and to establish a documented referral pathway with a local specialist department.

Apolline is supplying the charity with a software solution to enable accurate reporting and tracking of cases and referrals.  The charity will then analyse and report on the evidence.    

Awareness is integral to achieving early detection of head and neck cancers, thus saving lives.  The Mouth Cancer Foundation will accredit dental practices that meet certain criteria and routinely participate in oral cancer screening.  Full membership includes access to a dedicated section of the charity website and FREE 1 hour CPD element as well as professional development and training modules suitable for all members of the practice team to ensure regular screening benefits practice patients.

Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Dr Vinod Joshi says “We are hugely grateful to Apolline who are joining Henry Schein, DPAS and ProDentalCPD in supporting our initiative.  Working together with such well known companies, will enable us to save as many lives as possible through earlier detection of head and neck cancers.  Gathering the evidence that Apolline will allow us to collect is vital.”

Apolline CEO, Pat Langley says We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme.   It is a fantastic way of providing a life saving service in just two minutes.  Every dental practice should be joining such a pioneering initiative.” 

The Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme is open to any dentist registered with the GDC or any dental practice whose clinicians are registered with the GDC For more information please contact the Mouth Cancer Foundation via info@mouthcancerfoundation.org or call +44 (0) 1924 950 950 for more information.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

The Mouth Cancer Foundation – www.mouthcancerfoundation.org

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity no. 1109298.

In the UK, nearly 8000 people are diagnosed with Mouth Cancer every year.  Cancers can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips, and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, sinus, and other sites in the head and neck area. In its very early stages, these Mouth Cancers can be easy to ignore.

Symptoms include:

1. An ulcer or white or red patch anywhere in the mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks

2. A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than 3 weeks

3. A difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue

5. A numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth

6. A feeling that something is caught in the throat

7. A chronic sore throat or hoarseness that persists more than 6 weeks

8. An unexplained loosening of teeth with no dental cause

More information about Mouth Cancer is available at the Mouth Cancer Foundation web site www.mouthcancerfoundation.org or by emailing info@mouthcancerfoundation.org.

Apolline – www.apolline.uk.com

Apolline are leaders in bespoke, hands-on services and solutions supporting the health and social care sectors. They provide unique services to the dental sector by combining innovative business management and operational support solutions with expert guidance on all matters relating to regulatory compliance.

They believe experience is vital to ensure optimum outcomes for members and clients. The Apolline team has over 150 years of combined operational and clinical experience with an in-depth understanding of how to run successful dental practices and comprehensive knowledge of clinical governance and compliance across the health and social care sectors.  Therefore members and clients receive the best combination of bespoke hands-on support from a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team.