A team of nursing staff in the North West have set up a smear test clinic for hospital employees in a bid to help encourage those who are busy caring for patients, to look after themselves too.
Proposals have been revealed to scrap the blanket four-hour access target in accident and emergency departments in favour of a new approach that prioritises the most acutely unwell patients.
A staff nurse whose husband died of pancreatic cancer seven years ago, has called for the disease to be considered a “cancer emergency” as she gets ready to take on a charity challenge in his memory.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals are being called on to support the first national cervical screening campaign to increase the number of women attending across England.
A professor leading a review into national cervical, breast and bowel examination schemes has called for nurses and other staff members to give ideas and views to help inform recommendations for the future of cancer screenings.
GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie.
A West Yorkshire trust is piloting a new way to help people to live better with and beyond cancer by offering two support co-ordinator posts, funded by the charity Macmillan.
Hospital trusts will need to boost their specialist nurse numbers to enable the introduction of a raft of new high-quality molecular diagnostic tests for all lung cancer patients, a report has warned.
Over two thirds of young women would not tell a nurse about their smear test worries, suggests a new survey that raises wider concerns around uptake of screening for cervical cancer.
Two medicines for treating diabetes, along with one for advanced breast cancer, have been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland.
An “online toolkit” has been launched by a charity to help secondary breast cancer nurses “develop and improve” the nursing service they offer to patients.
The risk of suicide increases significantly in the first year following a diagnosis of cancer, warn researchers, who also highlight that the rise varies by the type of cancer diagnosed.
Large differences in radiation doses used for computed tomography (CT) scans are mainly due to how the scanners are used by staff rather than differences in patients or machines, a study suggests.
A University of Surrey nursing professor has been awarded an international award for specialists in children’s cancer care, the first time a nurse has received the accolade.
Frontline NHS nurses were left “overwhelmed” and placed under needless added pressure after tens of thousands of women were wrongly told they had missed a routine breast cancer screening, an independent review has today found.
A new clinical nurse specialist role has been created at one of the largest acute trusts in England to offer “vital support” for brain tumour patients as part of an innovative charity initiative.
A nurse from Wrexham has won a charity award for her “outstanding” commitment to prostate cancer patients.
Too many lung cancer patients in the UK are missing out on “pivotal” support from a clinical nurse specialist, experts have warned.
A charity is encouraging nurses to support its appeal to develop the world’s first screening tool for ovarian cancer.
The “dedication and kindness” of a former nurse has been commemorated by the unveiling of a plaque and a specially named hospital suite.