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Cancer Awareness Campaigns in September 2021

By Domonique Curaba | August 31, 2021

This September is going to be a busy month! We have three big cancer awareness campaigns running throughout, please follow the links below to see how you can get more involved and what you can do to help. With all the fundraising and challenges set to go…

NHS Urges People in South West to Come Forward for Life Saving Cancer Checks

By Chad Elliot | August 26, 2021

People in the South West of England with potential cancer symptoms are being encouraged to come forward for lifesaving checks as part of an NHS campaign. NHS England chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, launched the campaign to highlight symptoms of abdominal and urological cancers this week, saying that…

“A Celebration of Cancer Care throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic” Free Cancer Across Healthcare Webinar

By Beth Kingshott | August 23, 2021

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance alongside some of our local charities and trusts have collaborated to put on a free virtual study day in November which will focus on celebrating cancer care throughout the pandemic and aimed to update and share innovative ways of working from across the…

Nursing Times Award – Exeter Teams Shortlisted

By Beth Kingshott | August 5, 2021

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…

Cancer Quality of Life Survey – Roll out to other cancers

By Beth Kingshott | July 28, 2021

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…

NHS urges holiday makers to cover up in the UK sun this summer

By Chad Elliot | July 23, 2021

This summer, as more of us choose to holiday in the UK and the South West of England has received an amber plus heat wave warning, the NHS is reminding everyone to take care in the UK sun. The #CoverUpMate campaign is aimed at men, women and…

Do it For Yourself Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign Launches

By Beth Kingshott | June 24, 2021

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…

Educational Resources Launched to Improve Quality of Personalised Care and Support Planning

By Domonique Curaba | June 24, 2021

Macmillan have launched their “What Matters to Me” e-learning module, which is aimed at health and social care professionals working with people with cancer. The e-learning outlines why “What Matters to Me” is important and offers support in developing Personalised Care outcomes and adds traction to the…

Sun Awareness Week 3rd May-9th May 2021

By Beth Kingshott | May 4, 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…

‘Covid-Friendly’ Cancer Care At Home Extended For More Patients

By Domonique Curaba | April 1, 2021

Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘Covid friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already…