Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Macmillan Wales offers new free course to practice nurses

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Guest blog by Dawn Casey, Senior Learning and Development Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales Macmillan Wales is offering a free new course to practice nurses to support them to learn more about cancer patients’ needs and how to meet them. We ran our first practice nurse education course last year in Brecon and [...]

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What the Welsh cancer patient experience survey means for GPs

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Guest blog by Susan Morris, General Manager for Wales, Macmillan. Doctors are providing a supportive and sympathetic service to cancer patients in Wales, with nearly three-quarters of patients being referred to hospital within two visits to their general practitioner, according to the first Welsh cancer patient experience survey. The survey, published today, was produced and [...]

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The GP electronic testing tool

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

By Dr Bridget Gwynne, Macmillan GP Adviser in South Wales   Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales is working with 21 Welsh GP practices to test new technology to support GPs to diagnose five cancer types earlier. Practices across Wales are testing an electronic tool to support them to diagnose bowel, lung, oesophageal /upper gastrointestinal, ovarian [...]

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Changing Cancer Care in Wales

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Today, we hear from Cath Lindley, General Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support on why Wales needs a clear vision for cancer services. What do you think? Join in the debate and leave a comment. Cancer is changing. Thanks to advances in early diagnosis and improved treatments, more and more people are living longer with the [...]

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Welsh Cancer Standards

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The Western Mail today reports on Wales falling short on meeting national cancer standards. Health professionals throughout Wales are committed to providing the best possible services to patients, and welcome the Welsh Assembly Governments ambition to achieve 100 per cent compliance across this set of standards – unfortunately the reality falls woefully short of the [...]

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