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Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

Category: Science blog February 9, 2018 0 comments

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

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Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

Category: Science blog February 8, 2018 0 comments

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

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NHS radiotherapy changes could see more patients having modern treatment

Category: Science blog January 31, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Some cancer patients are missing out on modern radiotherapy. A new NHS England plan could change that.

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Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 68 comments

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

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Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Category: Science blog December 21, 2017 1 comment

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

Category: Science blog December 19, 2017 2 comments

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

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NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

Category: Science blog December 5, 2017 2 comments

The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.

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Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

Category: Science blog November 21, 2017 1 comment

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Category: Science blog October 19, 2017 0 comments

Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

Category: Science blog August 31, 2017 1 comment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

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