Stay Safe in the Sun

The British Association of Dermatologists and Cancer Research UK have created a range of Sun Awareness information to help us understand more about our skin and the effects of the sun. From finding out about our skin type to a handy app, there’s a wealth of information to help you stay safe in the sun.

REMEMBER - If in doubt, check it out

If you notice any changes to a mole or patch of skin, talk to your doctor. If necessary, they can then refer you for free to a Consultant Dermatologist – an expert in diagnosing and treating skin cancer.

UV Forecast


Get detailed information on the BAD UV forecasting app 'World UV', including UV forecast capabilities.

Save Our Skin

Obtain essential sun safety techniques to be put into practice during periods of exposure.

What's Your Skin Type?

See a visual breakdown of various skin types, detailing how each skin type is identified and typically reacts to the sun.

ABCD Easy mole checking method

Common skin cancers

See an introduction into the most common skin cancers in the UK, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, where to look, what to look for and what to do should you spot something suspicious.