Nursing Times Award – Exeter Teams Shortlisted

The Living With and Beyond Cancer(LWBC) team, Breast Care Nurse Specialists and FORCE cancer charity are delighted to be shortlisted in this year’s NT awards, Cancer Nursing Category. Using a co-production method they redesigned the breast cancer pathway involving FORCE oncology physiotherapist, oncology dietitian and a Cancer Support Worker (CSW) to optimise supported self-management for…

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Cancer Quality of Life Survey – Roll out to other cancers

Background Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone. More people are surviving cancer than ever before- but living with cancer, and the effects of its treatment, can have a negative impact on peoples physical, emotion and social wellbeing. Public health England (PHE) , NHS England and NHS Improvement…

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Do it For Yourself Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign Launches

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance have been working with MSD and partners in order to bring a print campaign around Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to encourage and educate patients into coming forward and to attend screening appointments for lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer.…

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Sun Awareness Week 3rd May-9th May 2021

With almost half of British people having been sunburnt last year, Sun Awareness week highlights the importance of looking after your skin in the sun. 1. Spend time in the shade when the sun is at its strongest between 11am-3pm 2. Keep yourself well covered, and wear a hat and sunglasses 3. Avoid direct sunlight…

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Non Site Specific Pathway Launch

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance are pleased to announce the launch of the Non-Site Specific Cancer pathways in Trusts across Devon and Cornwall. Patients in areas served by hospitals in Plymouth, North Devon  and Truro now have access to a service for urgently investigating symptoms or signs that suggest cancer, but which do not fit any…

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