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New health app partnership launched to help people with bowel cancer
We’re thrilled to launch a new partnership with leading health app Vinehealth, to help people affected by bowel cancer track, manage and understand their cancer care.
New guidance for endoscopy procedures to remain open is issued
Endoscopy services across the UK should continue to go ahead throughout the second wave of the pandemic, and patients who are high risk of COVID-19 should be prioritised for the vaccination before their…
Let's Chat Together this new year
Join us for Chat Together, our online meet-up for people living with and beyond bowel cancer across the UK. It’s a welcoming place to talk to others with bowel cancer and to meet new people.
NHS England announces new recovery plan for cancer services
The NHS has set out how it plans to return essential cancer services to pre-COVID-19 levels in a new plan.
Scaling back of health services in Wales could lead to worse outcomes for cancer patients
A decision by Wales’ Minister for Health and Social Services to allow the country’s NHS to scale back some elective and non-essential services could lead to an increase in waiting times.
New safer surgery developed for rectal cancer patients
A new, less invasive treatment for early-stage rectal cancer patients has been developed which is safer than standard major surgery. It’s hoped this will give patients a better quality of life.
One in five bowel cancer patients are diagnosed in an emergency setting, new National Bowel Cancer Audit finds
A fifth of bowel cancer patients continue to be diagnosed with the disease in A&E or another emergency setting, a new report for England and Wales has revealed.
Scottish Government announces new action plan for cancer services
The Scottish Government has announced it will invest up to £114.5 million for cancer patients, to ensure they have equal access to care regardless of where they live in the country.
COVID-19 vaccine to be available for bowel cancer patients from next year
The Government has accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for use.