The quality of life for cancer patients is be tracked as part of plans to “radically” improve care and support for people once treatment ends, NHS England has announced today.
Practice nurses and GPs are working under such “unrelenting pressure” that it is threatening the cancer care they are able to provide, which in some cases is forcing patients to attend accident and emergency instead, a charity has warned.
The opinions and concerns of specialist nurses working in prostate cancer teams are not being listened to, suggests a new study, which warns of the potentially damaging effect on patient care.
A charity is working with health boards in Scotland to recruit specialist nurses for a new outreach service designed to ensure all teenagers and young adults with cancer get help and support.
Older cancer patients and their carers often differ in their assessment of physical ability, with caregivers generally rating the patient’s physical function as poorer, according to a study.
A specialist ambulance service, involving a new charity nurse post, is being established to help ensure the wishes of terminally ill patients in the North East are respected.
A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, a UK study has suggested.
A nurse-led screening programme in Liverpool has boosted early detection of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an evaluation has found.
Advanced practice nursing roles should be properly evaluated as a potential approach for improving outcomes for older people with cancer, UK researchers have suggested.
A cancer nurse is to investigate patient adherence to exercise before surgery to aid subsequent recovery, as part of a programme to support a wider range of clinical staff to undertake research.