Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

Cancer waits will rise due to staff shortages and Covid-19

The supply of specialist cancer doctors is continuing to fall behind NHS demand, says the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Oncology leaders at the...

Coronavirus pandemic provides major disruption for NHS cancer services

Cancer care in England has faced major disruption during the pandemic with big drops in numbers being seen following urgent referrals by GPs, figures show...

Backlog of cancer cases due to Covid-19 requires emergency national response

Our worst fears about a significant build-up of cancer cases due to Covid-19 have now become a reality. Cancer Research UK revealed that there are now...

Future of cancer care endangered by clinical oncologist shortages, report says

Cancer centres are facing a workforce crisis with widespread staff shortages, a royal college report shows. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annu...

NHS cancer hospital may have to delay treatment due to staff shortages

An NHS cancer hospital may have to make patients wait to undergo chemotherapy, or reduce the amount of treatment that dying patients receive, because it ha...

Little evidence for any direct impact of national cancer policies on short term survival in England

There is little evidence for any direct impact of national cancer policy initiatives implemented since 2000 on short term cancer survival in England. Th...

‘Monumental U-turn’ by NHS in England on expensive breast cancer drug

A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a confidential deal ...

Mounting crisis in clinical oncology workforce with too many consultant posts vacant

The oncology workforce is under strain and a census has revealed an urgent need to address longstanding issues in workforce planning. The Royal College ...

New cancer target: people with suspected cancer to be diagnosed within 28 days

The government has pledged that, from 2020, people with suspected cancer will be diagnosed within 28 days of being referred by a GP. The Cancer Taskforc...

E-cigarettes have the potential to help smokers quit smoking, independent review says

E-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking. This is the conclusion of an ind...

Saying that something should happen in the NHS is not the same as making it happen

Earlier this week, the new NICE guidelines on investigating patients with possible cancers made the headlines. There was much talk of speeding up investiga...