Health Service Policy
A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.
We look at the most important areas that parties need to focus on to tackle cancer ahead of the General Election.
NHS England aims for an extra 5,000 people each year to survive cancer by 2019, a new report claims.
Plans to create an additional affordability test for medicines available on the NHS have been labelled ‘unacceptable’ by charities and politicians.
Additional funding for social care and investment in new research training placements have been announced in the Spring Budget.
A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.
The ’62 day’ waiting time target for cancer patients in England has been missed again, marking 3 years since the target was last met.
NICE has published draft guidance stating that the breast cancer drug trastuzumab emtansine (also known as Kadcyla) won't be routinely available through the NHS