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New quality of life measure for recovering cancer patients

In a world leading move, quality of life for cancer patients will be tracked as part of ambitious plans by NHS England to radically improve care and support for people once treatment ends. The ground-breaking new approach is set to drive improvements in after care which includes personalised plans for people with cancer outlining not […]

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Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View: NHS action to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer means 5,000 more lives to be saved within two years

Within two years, over 5,000 more people a year will survive cancer, meaning the NHS is on track to meet the ambitions of the cancer taskforce thanks to better prevention, earlier diagnosis and innovative new treatments for cancer. Cancer survival rates are at a record high, with an estimated 7,000+ more people surviving cancer after […]

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Simon Stevens sets out ambitious action to improve survival and quality of life for people with cancer

2,400 more cancer survivors over past year thanks to improved NHS cancer care. NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens will today (Tuesday) announce the first wave of hospitals to benefit from a major national investment in NHS radiotherapy machines alongside £200m of funding over two years to improve local cancer services. Speaking at the Britain […]

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NHS England launches biggest upgrade to NHS cancer treatment in 15 years

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has today (Tuesday) announced a £130m investment to kickstart the upgrade of radiotherapy equipment and transform cancer treatment across England. Around 4 in 10 of all NHS cancer patients are treated with radiotherapy, which typically uses high-energy radiation from a machine called a linear accelerator (‘Linac’). Radiotherapy is one […]

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New cancer ratings published

NHS England has today published new ratings providing a snapshot of how well different areas of the country are diagnosing and treating cancer and supporting patients. Based on data published over the course of the last two years,  the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework provides an initial baseline rating for six clinical priority areas, including […]

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New Cancer Drugs Fund opens for business

The new cancer drugs fund (CDF) will open for new treatments today (Friday), with four new cancer drugs made immediately available, potentially benefiting 4,500 patients and speeding up access by up to four months. Since its introduction in April 2011, the CDF has helped nearly 100,000 people with cancer access treatments not routinely available on […]

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