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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…

NHS Rolls Out Capsule Cameras to Test for Cancer in South West

By Domonique Curaba | March 29, 2021

Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the South West NHS. The imaging technology, in a capsule no bigger than a pill, can provide a diagnosis within hours. Known as a colon capsule endoscopy, the cameras are the latest…

Our North Devon Breast Care Nurses – Winners of a BJN award!

By Domonique Curaba | March 16, 2021

Huge Congratulations to Karen, Claire, Amy and Abby from the Breast Care Nursing team at North Devon for winning Oncology nurse of the year at the BJN awards. Since Feb 2020 the team have stepped up to provide 2ww triple assessments clinics and the running and co…

Non Site Specific Pathway Launch

By Beth Kingshott | March 15, 2021

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…

‘Help Us, Help You’ Lung Cancer Campaign

By Domonique Curaba | February 17, 2021

Today, NHS England and NHS Improvement, together with Public Health England, are launching the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign to encourage people with a cough lasting three weeks or more and who don’t have COVID-19, to contact their GP practice. As a result of the…

Join Us for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By Domonique Curaba | February 17, 2021

Ovarian cancer  UK survival rates are among the worst in Europe. Three-quarters of those diagnosed are done so a after the cancer has spread, making treatment more difficult. This is why awareness is so important – March, in particular, is a time to campaign and speak out…

NHS Cancer Programme-Quarterly Report-With Some Familiar Faces!

By Domonique Curaba | February 9, 2021

The NHS Cancer Programme launched its quarter 3 report last week.  The report summarises key milestones from April 2020 up to the end of December, and it provides an update on the work of the NHS Cancer Programme. The NHS Cancer Programme leads the delivery of the…

Simple Test Can Detect Early Signs of Bowel Cancer

By Domonique Curaba | January 21, 2021

A bowel cancer home test that costs just £4 could save thousands of lives. The kit is already sent out to people over 60 every two years, but scientists say it should be used on those in their fifties to spot early signs of the disease. Researchers…