RAPID prostate cancer assessment means faster diagnosis

Faster testing for prostate cancer is being introduced across Northamptonshire to ensure more patients can benefit from quicker diagnosis and treatment. The RAPID prostate pathway is one of the priority projects of the national Cancer Transformation Programme, supporting the introduction of the new NHS Faster Diagnosis Standard from April 2020. This will ensure that all [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:10:53+00:00March 11th, 2020|Cancer, News|0 Comments

Northamptonshire backs e-cigarettes as way to stop smoking

Public Health Northamptonshire is implementing a series of innovative changes to its Stop Smoking Service, to help reach the government target of a smoke-free generation by 2030. From February 2020, smokers in Northamptonshire have the option to choose a free e-cigarette starter kit and a supply of e-liquid when they take part in the 12-week [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:11:31+00:00March 11th, 2020|Cancer, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

New test for GPs to rule out bowel cancer introduced across Northamptonshire

Faster and more accurate testing for signs of bowel cancer is being introduced by GP practices across Northamptonshire. The new test, the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), was launched in July across the county for patients aged 60 and over with change of bowel habit. FIT works by determining whether there is blood in a person’s [...]

By |2019-10-02T12:43:03+01:00September 6th, 2019|Cancer, Care in your area, News|0 Comments

Funding award will support local people living with cancer

Northamptonshire has been awarded £750,000 from NHS England’s Cancer Transformation Fund for 2019/20 to support a variety of programmes to improve cancer care and outcomes. As well as helping to fund rapid early diagnosis, new bowel cancer testing in GP practices and improving uptake of cancer screening, the money will go towards providing personalised follow-up [...]

By |2019-08-07T14:36:32+01:00August 9th, 2019|Cancer, News|2 Comments

Transforming cancer services for the better

As one of the areas of focus in the national NHS Five Year Foward View, a great deal of Partnership work is going on to improve cancer services in Northamptonshire. This includes new ways to detect cancers earlier and a renewed focus on improving the overall health and wellbeing of people living with the illness. [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:21:24+00:00December 4th, 2018|Cancer, News|0 Comments