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NHS England successfully negotiates access to new drug treatment for children with duchenne muscular dystrophy

Children in England suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy should soon be able to access the only drug for their condition after a ground-breaking agreement was reached between NHS England and the manufacturer. NHS England and the manufacturer, PTC Therapeutics, have successfully negotiated a managed access agreement (MAA) for ataluren (brand name Translarna) […]

Friends and Family Test data – May 2016

Friends and Family Test (FFT) gives patients the opportunity to submit feedback to providers of NHS funded care or treatment, using a simple question which asks how likely, on a scale ranging from extremely unlikely to extremely likely, they are to recommend the service to their friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment. Data on all these services is published on a monthly basis.

NHS England support means more patients will receive enhanced supportive care

Enhanced Supportive Care is a new initiative aimed at addressing more fully the needs of cancer patients – in particular, preventing and managing the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment. In his second blog for NHS England, National Clinical Lead for the programme, Dr Richard Berman, welcomes the rollout of the […]

Thousands of cancer patients to benefit from early supportive care

An innovative programme to improve the care and experience of patients with incurable cancer is being rolled out across the country. ‘Enhanced Supportive Care’ was developed by specialists at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, and will now be used by at least 21 more cancer centres across England, supported by incentives from NHS England. The […]