Quality in Care Hepatitis C programme open for entry

The Quality in Care (QiC) Hepatitis C programme is now open for entry to recognise the work carried out by healthcare professionals who improve care for hepatitis C patients in the UK. The programme is supported in 2015 by Bristol-Myers-Squibb and Gilead, as well as HCV Action, The Hepatitis C Trust, …
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Quality in Care’s diabetes programme now open for entry

The fifth Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes programme is now open for entry to NHS teams and individuals working within the field of diabetes. Launched today at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference at the ExCeL Centre in London, QiC Diabetes comprises an awards event and subsequent dissemination opportunities in order to recognise, …
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NICE consults on reducing melanoma cases

NICE has developed its first guidance to reduce the number of deaths from melanoma by tackling the variation of diagnosis and treatment across the UK. The Institute's new draft recommendations focus firmly on diagnosing and managing melanoma and sets out the need to research the stage a patient's cancer has reached. It …
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Charity calls for universal liver health screening

The UK needs to introduce universal liver health screening in primary care in order to address the '”ticking time bomb” of liver disease, according to a health charity. The British Liver Trust launched its Love Your Liver campaign today calling for the Government to support a national liver health prevention scheme …
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Cancer deaths in young people in UK drop by 58% in 40 years

The cancer death rate in children and young people has fallen by 58% in the past 40 years, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK. During the 1970s there were around 1,300 deaths each year but this has dropped to approximately 550 deaths, with the steepest decline in leukaemia for which figures …
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Charity launches #SmearForSmear cancer campaign

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the latest charity to use a catchy social media hashtag to promote disease awareness. The UK charity is encouraging people to post photos of themselves with a lipstick smear on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #SmearForSmear. [caption id="attachment_611" align="aligncenter" width="366" caption="Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is encouraging …
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NHS England reveals plan to improve cancer survival rates

NHS England has ordered an independent taskforce to develop a five-year action plan with the aim of improving cancer survival rates and services. The taskforce includes cancer specialist doctors, clinicians, patient groups and charity leaders, who will collectively look at ways to improve cancer prevention, first contact with services, diagnosis, treatment …
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RCGP animation to improve patient care

The UK's Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched an animated video that aims to encourage GPs to consider the complex needs of patients. The video features an elderly patient called 'Rose' who has multiple long-term conditions and several family issues, including a grandson with behaviour difficulties. The animation highlights that …
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NHS England names director for new models of care

NHS England has named award-winning hospital chief executive Samantha Jones to head the development and implement of new models of care. Jones was most recently chief executive at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust during which time she spearheaded the Operation Onion forum for staff, patetns and the public to peel back the …
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QiC Oncology results announced

Teams and individuals working in cancer care in the UK were last night recognised at the third Quality in Care (QiC) Oncology awards. The awards took place at Central Hall, Westminster, following the Britain Against Cancer Conference and recognised leading practice in oncology management, education and patient care from across the …
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