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NHS England has released an update to the national Cancer Drugs Fund list, further increasing access for patients to an additional three new cancer drugs. The additions to the list have been made following a review of trial data from the drugs by the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group (CRG), one of 74 such groups which […]
Report into the Immediate Review of Cancer Services at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
NHS England on behalf of the Incident Management Team today publishes the findings of its review of cancer services at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. The primary aim of the immediate review was to answer the question “Are the cancer services safe?” The Review took place between the 14th November and the 9th December […]
Improving Outcomes: Strategy for Cancer was published in January 2011 with the ambition to save an additional 5000 lives a year by 2014/15 and halve the gap between England and the best in Europe for survival rates. Today (10 December) the third annual report on the progress of implementation of the strategy is published. This […]
Teams of cancer specialists and other senior clinicians have begun reviews of services for every type of cancer at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. The review teams, which are independent of the Trust, are being co-ordinated by an NHS England-led Incident Management Team. They are examining all 14 cancer pathways at the Trust. The […]
NHS England to lead an incident management team as Care Quality Commission finds failings in cancer services at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust.
NHS England is to lead a team of cancer specialists to ensure the safety of cancer patients following a critical report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into services at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust (CHUFT). NHS England shares the serious concerns of the CQC’s inspectors whose report reveals failures in the way some cancer […]
Manufacturers of radiotherapy equipment who are planning innovations that may change the shape of cancer care are to pitch to NHS England, Cancer Research UK and radiotherapy experts in a dragons-den style event to show the latest products available for carrying out innovative radiotherapies. The event, which takes place on the 8th and 9th October, […]
NHS England has today sanctioned a faster, more comfortable method for giving Trastuzumab (Herceptin) to breast cancer patients. From the 24th September a new sub cutaneous (SC) form of the drug will be commissioned. Herceptin SC will primarily be used to treat women with early breast cancer who currently get the drug with chemotherapy before […]
The remaining three of ten specialist surgical societies will publish outcomes data for individual hospital consultants, including mortality rates, from today. This completes the staged ‘pilot’ publication of this data that started in June this year. It is part of NHS England’s drive for greater transparency and a commitment to providing patients with more information […]
Cancer patients experience of care, is improving with 88 percent of patients reporting their care was either excellent or very good. The national cancer patient experience survey published today reported the views of 116,000 cancer patients in all 155 NHS Trusts that provide treatment to patients with cancer. The survey showed improvements in many areas […]
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to support major NHS campaign, ‘Get to know cancer’, over coming season
Season-long partnership receives public backing from Mayor of London, Boris Johnson ‘Get to know cancer’ aimed at saving London lives from cancer by promoting awareness and early detection Tottenham Hotspur players and staff to show support at first home game of the season against Swansea City this Sunday Regular events to be held throughout the […]