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Edge Hill University and Southport’s Queenscourt Hospice have launched a module to teach professionals and those delivering frontline services how to provide the best possible state-of-the-art care. Over 25 professionals working in hospitals, hospices and community settings gathered at the Hospice last week to begin their module in ‘Transforming Integrated…
Too many people are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a report into services for sufferers in Wales. The Welsh Government's 2016 Cancer Annual Report, which looked at NHS cancer services provided across the country, highlighted several improvements - including increasing survival rates - but also…
Increasing numbers of people who wish to spend their final days at home have been supported to do so, according to the latest Welsh Government annual report into the care of terminally ill people. An annual investment of over £1m in the Hospice-at-Home programme has enabled more people who are…
More patients with rare or terminal illnesses will get the drugs they need on the NHS as a result of changes to the way new medicines are approved, Health Secretary Shona Robison has said. She argued reforms being made would "help more patients to get better access to treatments that…
Breast cancer sufferers in Scotland have been denied routine access to an "innovative treatment" that is available to patients south of the border. Campaigners branded the move the "ultimate postcode lottery" after the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recommended the drug Perjeta - also known as pertusumab - not be accepted…
This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families in decisions about their care, and improve the support that is available to…
Health authorities with the best ideas for stopping potential cancer patients "bouncing between GPs and hospitals" are to be given a share of a £200 million funding pot. NHS England has made the funds available to regional Cancer Alliances to help find innovative ways to diagnose the disease earlier and…
The First Minister has announced an extra £2.5 million to improve cancer care for children and young people in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon made the pledge as she opened the Teenage Cancer Trust's ninth international conference in Edinburgh. The event, which also marks the first Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer…
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