Tagged: cancer

NHS on track to deliver savings to reinvest in care

Second report of financial year published The official report on NHS performance shows the NHS is on track to deliver up to £5.9bn savings this financial year whilst maintaining or improving quality of services. Every penny saved will be reinvested … Read more → – NHS on track to deliver savings to reinvest in care

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Speech: 13 December, 2011, Andrew Lansley, Britain Against Cancer

Check Against Delivery Thank you John [Baron MP, Chair of the APPG] and thank you again for the opportunity to be at the Britain Against Cancer Conference. For me, this is one of the key events of the year. Bringing … Read more → – Speech: 13 December, 2011, Andrew Lansley, Britain Against Cancer

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£150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

1,500 patients a year to get new “Cancer Laser” treatment Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to invest up to £150 million in procuring a new cutting-edge ‘proton beam therapy’ radiotherapy cancer service.  Proton beam therapy (PBT) is … Read more → – £150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

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Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

A study published by Cancer Research UK has found that 40 per cent of cancers could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating healthily and doing more physical activity. In response, … Read more → – Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

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Cancer Waiting Times: July to September 2011

The latest quarterly national statistics on NHS cancer waiting times produced by the Department of Health were released on 25 November 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Following an independent assessment undertaken in 2010, the … Read more → – Cancer Waiting Times: July to September 2011

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Throat and liver cancer

Statistics published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the British Liver Trust show that Britain has the highest rates of throat cancer in Europe and that liver cancer deaths have risen by more than 70 per cent. In response, … Read more → – Throat and liver cancer

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Statistical press notice – Mortality Monitoring bulletin: Life expectancy and all-age-all-cause mortality, and mortality from selected causes, overall and inequalities

The Department of Health has today published an updated version of its annual mortality monitoring bulletin covering life expectancy, all-age-all-cause mortality and mortality from selected causes. These statistics have been released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics … Read more → – Statistical press notice – Mortality Monitoring bulletin: Life expectancy and all-age-all-cause mortality, and mortality from selected causes, overall and inequalities

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PAC report on buying equipment

A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) claims that the Department of Health is not achieving best value for money when it purchases high value equipment, due to trusts not co-operating to buy equipment such as scanners jointly to … Read more → – PAC report on buying equipment

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UK minister calls for tough international action on obesity, smoking and cancer

In a speech at the United Nations, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has called for governments across the world to work collectively to tackle the rising tide of lifestyle-related diseases. Addressing members of the United Nations General Assembly, who had convened … Read more → – UK minister calls for tough international action on obesity, smoking and cancer

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Successful government cancer campaign to go national

The Government’s first ever cancer campaign to increase awareness of bowel cancer is to be rolled out nationally as part of a £8.5 million package following a successful trial, Health Minister Paul Burstow announced today. The ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ … Read more → – Successful government cancer campaign to go national

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