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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Get cancer symptoms checked out

The NHS has launched a programme to encourage patients to have any potential cancer symptoms checked out: NHS staff have worked hard to ensure that cancer services have been maintained throughout the pandemic. Between March and September, over 1 million people were referred by their GP with suspected cancer, and over 291,000 cancer treatments were […]

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NHS statement about COVID-19 reponse

Please Read here the NHS response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on 31 October 2020: Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) 31 October 2020, NHS Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, said: “Daily hospital covid admissions are now higher than on 23 March when the Prime Minister announced the first national lockdown. “NHS […]

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NHS rolls out ‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments

NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens has announced the roll-out of ‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments that are safer for patients during the pandemic. The treatments will be expanded and extended through a £160 million NHS initiative. The funding will be used to pay for drugs that do not have a big effect on the immune system […]

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NHS accelerates the launch of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

  In order to offer more convenient and potentially safer forms of cancer treatment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, NHS England is accelerating the launch of a new type of radiotherapy.  Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a very precise method of radiotherapy that uses fewer doses of radiation than conventional radiotherapy, thus cutting […]

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Medicine and clinical trial supplies after Brexit

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019. Top priority for the government is to negotiate a deal with the EU. However, if this is not possible, the UK might leave the EU without a deal. Government organisations, such as the NHS, and businesses are making all necessary preparations in case […]

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Medicine supply if there is a no-deal Brexit

The government and NHS are working hard to ensure patients continue to receive the medication they need if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The government and NHS organisations have published information for patients and a list of frequently asked questions on their websites which explains the government’s approach to ensure continued availability […]

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