NHS patients could be offered intravenous cancer treatments at home

In an attempt to reduce treatment backlogs and hospital visits, thousands of NHS patients could be given intravenous cancer treatments in the comfort of their own living rooms. Specialist nurses from The Christie Hospital in Manchester began offering breast cancer patients the option to have their chemotherapy treatments at home in 2016, after a successful […]

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One Cancer Voice: Plotting a route out of the pandemic – an update

We at Kidney Cancer Support Network are part of the One Cancer Voice campaign to find a route of the pandemic for cancer patients and the ensure the UK’s cancer services eventually become world-leading. The campaign last Tuesday 16 March was published in various prestigious news outlets, both online and in press, and consisted of […]

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Scotland’s plan to remobilise and redesign cancer services

The Government in Scotland has published a new plan to remobilise NHS cancer care to put the experience of patients at its heart. It will focus on improving services and ensuring that all patients have access to the best possible treatments. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in significant changes to the war cancer services […]

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NHS Cancer Programme

The NHS Cancer Programme has published its first quarterly update report, which sets out the programme’s key achievements since April 2019 in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan for cancer, for example: Earlier and faster diagnosis – bowel cancer screening tests, HPV vaccine, Rapid Diagnostic Centres, Faster Diagnosis Standard Personalised care and support – follow-up […]

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Government pledges to overhaul cancer screening

The government has pledged an overhaul of cancer screening to help improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The plans are to make £200 million of new funding available for state-of-the-art MRI, CT and breast cancer screening machines to replace the oldest machines with new, cutting-edge technology. More than 300 diagnostic machines will be provided […]

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Government’s NHS funding pledge is insufficient, say campaigners

Campaigners have said the government’s pledge to provide an extra £20 billion a year to the NHS will be insufficient to meet patients’ needs after years of NHS underfunding. The NHS has struggled financially in recent years, and has not been meeting performance targets in areas such as A&E and cancer waiting times, mental health […]

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