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Almost nine out of 10 NHS groups are failing cancer patients, with low rates of diagnosis and treatment, new ratings show. Data from NHS England reveals that the vast majority of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across England are performing poorly when it comes to diagnosing patients quickly, ensuring they get…
A charity has called on health boards to take urgent action after a major survey found some cancer patients are facing delays in diagnosis, poor care and a lack of communication. Macmillan Cancer Support wants NHS boards to draw up plans to address the issues raised in the first Scottish…
A simple brain training technique is helping people with long-term medical conditions manage their diagnosis better than those who do not, according to new research. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to and focusing on what is happening around you at that moment. It is a simple form of…
A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally. MCPCIL was formed in 2004 and is a partnership between the University of Liverpool, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and…
People are twice as likely to live at least 10 years after being diagnosed with cancer than they were at the start of the 1970s, new research shows. More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed in the 1970s and 1980s are still alive - an "extraordinary" number,…
The first free and openly-available comprehensive data resource for international measures relating to patient experience and person centred care has been launched, providing a ‘one-stop’ website for commissioners, health managers, researchers and others. Measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care has been compiled by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of…
Many dying gay people face "significant barriers" to accessing end-of-life care, a new report has found. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people fear they will be discriminated against by healthcare workers, according to the Marie Curie report Hiding Who I Am. These fears are "not unwarranted", the authors…
Noel Edmonds has revealed he suffered from prostate cancer which he claims was helped cured by a box that "tackles cancer". The Deal Or No Deal host alleged on This Morning that he had used the EMPpad, a machine which aims to stimulate "cellular resonance" in the body, as part…
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