An innovative nurse and consultant-led clinic has helped nearly 350 patients to get a faster diagnosis with cancer and other serious conditions since it opened a year ago.
Bowel scope screening uptake can increase by more than a fifth when patients are sent two additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns, according to a new study.
A leading hospital trust has been forced to reassure cancer patients their chemotherapy treatment will continue as normal after an internal memo suggested it could be cut or delayed due to nursing staff shortages.
An oncology nurse, described as an “expert” in placing peripherally inserted central catheter lines and as “key” in helping set up a new hospital unit, is to retire after five decades.
Improved NHS cancer care has led to survival rates that have never been higher, with over 2,000 more people surviving cancer every year, according to NHS England.
Louise Gilham has been appointed to a newly created mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist post to support patients across Kent.
Only around a third of patients with leukaemia have access to specialist nurses, according to leading blood cancer charity.
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Work is underway to identify gaps in the cancer nursing workforce and define clear skills, competencies and career paths for specialist nurses as part of a major drive to improve cancer care in England.
Rachel Thomas has been appointed as a mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, a charity has announced.
Women with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumour until it has become large, according to a new study.