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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Positive results from the 2018 NHS Cancer Patient Experience Survey

The 2018 NHS Cancer Patient Experience Survey showed that nine out of ten patients are happy with the care and support they’ve received. This is despite record numbers of people being checked for cancer and surviving, with 2.2 million being checked in 2018. The NHS Long Term Plan is aiming for even more people receiving […]

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NHS saves more than £700 million on medicines bill

The NHS has announced that it has saved more than £700 million from the annual medicines bill to reinvest in new treatments, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The savings have come from an NHS-wide campaign to maximise the use of generic and best value biologic treatments to treat conditions including arthritis and […]

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NHS Rapid Diagnostic Centres – vision and implementation specification

The NHS Cancer Programme has published the Vision and 2019/20 Implementation Specification for Rapid Diagnostic Centres, a key element of the NHS Long Term Plan for cancer. This document outlines the vision and approach for how Rapid Diagnostic Centres will develop and support the transformation of cancer diagnosis services over time. It also describes how […]

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NHS to fast-track cancer drugs that target genetic mutations

The NHS is preparing to fast-track the introduction of ‘game changing’ new cancer drugs that target tumours according to their genetic make-up. These revolutionary new treatments, called ‘tumour agnostic’ drugs, can be used against a wide range of cancers and could offer hope to patients with rare cancers that may previously have been untreatable. Tumour […]

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NHS Long Term Plan launched today

The new NHS Long Term Plan is published today with the aim to save almost half a million more lives through investment in innovative, high-end treatments and a focus on major life-threatening conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. An extra £20 billion is to go to the NHS, and GPs, mental health and community […]

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