A leaked memo to staff at Churchill Hospital in Oxford hit headlines yesterday. Worryingly, it suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients, and some who are terminally ill may face cuts to their rounds of chemo, due to staff shortages. The Government was told about severe staff shortages in NHS cancer care and that this was an urgent problem back in 2015. The NHS Cancer Strategy for England that I authored highlighted pressures facing those staff who treat cancer, which prevent some patients being seen quickly and receiving the best possible care and support. But for too long there has been no progress.
See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2018/01/11/cancer-patients-shouldnt-be-harmed-by-nhs-staff-shortages/
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