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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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