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Friday 16 March 2018
On Thursday 15th Dr Jack Mann, Nurse Vanessa Turner and Jo Taylor GP liaison at Springfield hospital, attended the Pre season medicals for the players at Essex Cricket Club.
As part of an all round day of checks Dr Jack Mann checked the players skin for signs of sun damage & Nurse Vanessa Turner took bloods to check their vitamin D levels.
"As the Official Medical Partner of Essex Cricket Club Springfield hospital were delighted to assist with their preparations for the defence of their County Championship title. We work closely with the club in order to ensure that the players receive the best possible medical care and screening to spot any potential problems at an early stage and minimise risk. Hopefully this screening puts the player’s minds at rest and allows them to continue the success the club has had over the recent past."
Stuart Emerson, General manager
"It was an honour checking the cricket team for any signs of sun damage or skin cancer. They are very aware of the dangers, and are very vigilant with their sunscreen use and other protective measures. However, they inevitably still get a lot of sun exposure, both home and abroad, so they are at risk of melanoma and other skin cancers. Regular checks like these should spot problems early and raise awareness."
Dr Jack Mann, Consultant Dermatologist, MRCP (Derm) MBBS BSc (Hons)