At Bupa, we understand that finding a mole or skin lesion that doesn't look right can be worrying and you'll want to get it checked as quickly as possible.
Skin Cancer With over 16,000 new cases every year, melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, and we know that early diagnosis saves lives.
That's why we've developed our remote skin assessment service for fast detection of skin cancer from the comfort of your own home, without the need for a GP referral.
Remote Skin Assessment This service is available nationwide and you'll get your results back within three working days from the time you register.
That's on average three times faster than seeing a dermatologist in person.
Here's how it works.
How it works If you're worried about a mole or skin lesion, you can call our cancer direct access team where you'll be offered the remote skin assessment service.
You'll be sent a link by text or email to register for the service where you'll also be asked to answer a few questions about your medical history to help the dermatologist with their assessment.
After registering you'll receive your kit in as little as one working day.
Whats in the kit This kit will include a dermatoscopic lens and a smartphone so you can take high resolution photos of up to three moles or skin lesions.
A dermatoscopic lens is a magnifying lens, which she is high quality images that help the dermatologist to make an accurate assessment of your moles or skin lesions.
This clips onto the back of the smartphone in your kit.
Results Once you've uploaded your images to the secure app on the phone, a dermatologist will review them alongside your medical history.
If your result is nothing to worry about, you will be sent a link to their report within 24 hours.
If further investigation is needed, you'll receive a call to discuss your next steps.
Bupa will also be made aware that you need an onward referral so we can help you with this.
This service is now available for all Bupa customers.
If you have a mole or skin lesion that doesn't look right.
Call our cancer direct access line today on 0800 012 1305.