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NHS chief Simon Stevens will today thank Bill Turnbull and Stephen Fry for speaking out about their prostate cancer diagnosis and announce an injection of £10 million to increase capacity, helping services see and treat the extra people coming forward for help. The NHS is already seeing and treating more people than ever before and […]
Adult cancer patients in England will receive a new game-changing therapy treatment under the first negotiated deal of its kind struck in Europe, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced today. This is the first time adult NHS patients will have access to CAR-T, and follows a deal NHS England reached last month to make […]
NHS patients to benefit from Europe’s first full access deal on breakthrough CAR-T therapy. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced today that children and young people in England will receive a groundbreaking cancer treatment, the first in what is expected to be a rapidly expanding class of personalised cancer therapies available on the […]
With survival rates at an all-time high, the national cancer patient survey has revealed the best results in its history with almost 70,000 patients rating their overall care nine out of 10. The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey asks people with cancer across England to rate their care on a scale of zero (very poor) […]
The UK Space Agency has today announced that it is allocating up to £4 million to find hi-tech solutions to the major health and care challenges facing the NHS in its 70th anniversary year in a joint initiative with NHS England. These challenges, outlined by NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens in his speech to […]
NHS chief Simon Stevens has today announced that NHS England has struck a deal with MSD, endorsed by NICE, to make the lung cancer drug pembrolizumab available for routine use on the NHS. New trial results show pembrolizumab extends life for certain adults with lung cancer for more than a year. Pembrolizumab is the first […]
Lives are being saved through the NHS’s use of smarter technology, including the introduction of a ‘game changing’ cancer treatment which reprogrammes patients’ own immune cells, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will announce today. In the NHS’s 70th year, the NHS is using smarter technology to halve the number of cardiac arrests, treat Sepsis […]
New ‘one stop shops’ designed to speed-up cancer diagnosis and help save lives are being rolled out across the country. Rapid diagnostic and assessment centres are being piloted in ten areas as part of NHS England’s drive to catch cancer early and speed up diagnosis for people with cancer. Each of the centres will operate […]
The NHS is using cutting edge technology to help slash diagnosis times for prostate cancer from six weeks to one day in a world-leading new approach that virtually eliminates the risk of deadly sepsis. The new scanning and diagnosis method means a ‘one-stop-shop’ for suspected prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the […]
Thousands of cancer patients have benefited from speedy access to the new and innovative treatments due to new Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which is also expected to release at least £140million into the NHS over the next five years. Since the new CDF opened in July 2016, nearly 15,700 patients have benefited from the 52 drugs […]