NHS Partners With Morrisons To Put Vital Cancer Awareness Messaging On Underwear Labels

By Domonique Curaba | August 22, 2023

From Monday 21st August, Morrisons shoppers in the South West will find NHS advice on underwear labels urging them to contact their GP practice if they spot potential symptoms of breast or testicular cancer. The Nutmeg branded underwear featuring NHS advice will be in 240 Morrisons stores,…

Widespread Clinical Support For Reforming NHS Cancer Standards To Speed Up Diagnosis For Patients.

By Domonique Curaba | August 17, 2023

Thousands of people referred for urgent cancer checks every month are set to be diagnosed and treated sooner, as the NHS reforms its cancer standards to reflect what matters most to patients and to align with modern clinical practice. Developed by clinical experts and supported by leading…

South West Prostate Dashboard Shortlisted for the HSJ Data-Driven Transformation Award Category.

By Domonique Curaba | August 15, 2023

We have received confirmation that our work on the South West Prostate Dashboard has been shortlisted in the Data-Driven Transformation Award Category for the HSJ Awards 2023. What is the South West Prostate Dashboard?  In 2018, the Cancer Alliances in the SW (Peninsula and SWAG) began to…

6000 Patients Scanned on our Targeted Lung Health Checks Van

By Domonique Curaba | July 27, 2023

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance launched the programme as part of a national pilot last August inviting anyone who has ever smoked between the ages of 55 and 74 years.This week – less than a year since the programme launched – the team will mark a milestone when…

Our Targeted Lung Health Checks Van Has Moved to Bodmin!

By Domonique Curaba | May 23, 2023

Our Van has moved and we are now scanning patients in Bodmin, Cornwall. We are asking for everyone between the ages of 55 and 75 to keep an eye out for their letter inviting them to attend a Lung Health. So far our programme in Cornwall has:…

Beginner Dermoscopy Course for Primary Care 2023

By Domonique Curaba | February 10, 2023

In April we will kick off our Primary Care training session for recognising and diagnosing benign skin lesions using a Dermoscope. This training has been running for the last two years and will continue with our initial kick off session, followed by monthly lunchtime sessions (dates for…

Can you help us ? Join us as Patient Representatives!

By Beth Kingshott | December 13, 2022

Could you share your experiences and help us shape future services? We are seeking patient representatives from across Devon and Cornwall to join our Patient Forum and Site Specific network groups. For further information please email:

Our TLHC van is moving!

By Domonique Curaba | November 1, 2022

The Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) programme is a new and ground-breaking flagship programme of work in England which will contribute to the ambition of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve early diagnosis and survival for those diagnosed with cancer. Lung cancer is the world’s biggest…

British Lung Foundation backs lung cancer campaign urging GPs to ‘See Through the Symptoms’ during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

By Domonique Curaba | November 1, 2022

Lung cancer charities EGFR Positive UK, ALK Positive UK and the Ruth Strauss Foundation team up to raise awareness of lung cancer in never-smokers The British Lung Foundation, Primary Care Respiratory Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and other leading respiratory organisations are supporting a new lung cancer early-diagnosis…

Our Cornwall Targeted Lung Health Checks on BBC Spotlight

By Domonique Curaba | August 19, 2022

Last week the BBC Spotlight news team attended our first scanning site to film our van and talk to Ann James- Chief Executive, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. Also present on the day was; Kate Shields- Chief Executive Officer, NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care…