Pink and Blue Power

Breast and Prostate Health Assessment and Education Service

Book your appointment

INMO members book here

Fórsa members book here (formerly called IMPACT)

TUI members book here

Please remember, if you’re eligible to benefit from this service under your insurance policy, you’ll be invited to attend by Cornmarket.

When booking, use the booking code provided in your invite.

This service is provided by independent GP service providers, Full Health Medical.

For any issues with the online booking system, please email: pinkandblue@fullhealthmedical.com or call Full Health Medical (01) 554 9795.

Who's invited?

Invites will be rolled out nationally, area by area, from January 2018, to women under 50 and men aged 40 - 65, who are members of the:

  • INMO Income Protection Scheme
  • TUI Income Continuance Plan
  • Fórsa Salary Protection Scheme for members of the Health & Welfare, Local Government & Local Services, and Education Divisions (formerly IMPACT)
  • Fórsa Salary Protection Scheme for members of the Civil Service in Professional, Technical and Service Grades (formerly IMPACT)

Invites dates Invites will be posted to members, based on where they work, as follows:

  • Jan '18: Dublin
  • March '18: Leinster (excluding Dublin)
  • July '18: Munster 
  • Jan '19: Connaught & Ulster

How it works

Booking the service is simple and can be done online. You will then be given a time and date for an initial GP assessment which only takes 15 minutes. If further steps are needed, members get rapid referral to either Beaumont Private Clinic (Pink Power) or Bon Secours Private Hospital, Dublin (Blue Power).

Referral costs, and any scans or biopsies required, are fully covered under the member's Cornmarket policy (unless they have health insurance that covers some of the tests). Pink and Blue Power is a lesson in how early detection and intervention, as well as education is vital in battling breast and prostate cancer. If one life can be saved, it will all be worthwhile. For more info and full terms and conditions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions documents below.

Results so far

By the end of 2018, we will have rolled out this service to 31,000 Cornmarket customers nationwide, through a number of our Schemes***.

To date, 17 Cornmarket customers have been diagnosed with cancer through the service. And thankfully, their outlook is positive due to early intervention.

***Cornmarket, November 2017. 

Our fight against cancer

Sadly there is no official national prostate or breast assessment service available in Ireland for these age groups. And as we know, cancer affects all ages.

  • 26% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are under age 50*
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland*
  • 1 in 9 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime*
  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among Irish men**
  • 1 in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer during their life**

There was a big rise in cancer claims among our customers. We wanted to do more than just provide cover. So in 2012, with Ireland's top medical experts, we built Pink & Blue Power, a pioneering, life-saving assessment and education service.

 *Breast Cancer Ireland, November 2017.

**Irish Cancer Society, November 2017.

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