More convenient cancer screening services must be rolled out to boost uptake, says Professor Sir Mike Richards

The NHS should roll out online booking, out of hours appointments and text reminders to boost the uptake of breast, cervical and other screening services, leading expert Professor Sir Mike Richards said today. Sir Mike, who was the first NHS cancer director and is a former CQC chief inspector of hospitals, is leading a major … Read more

Another step forward for Yorkshire & Humber Care Record

Dr John Byrne has been confirmed as the new Senior Responsible Owner for the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record – one of five exemplars within NHS England’s Local Health and Care Record programme. Dr Byrne, an Executive Medical Director at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health, community, GP, learning disability and specialist … Read more

1000 and counting: Cancer Champion volunteer training programme reaches milestone

The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance recruited its 1,000th Cancer Champion on Monday (29th April), as supermarket chain Asda hosted a training event at its Mount Pleasant store community hub in east Hull. Almost 20,000 people in the Humber, Coast and Vale area are diagnosed with cancer each year; a rate significantly higher than … Read more

Survey: Expectant mums, new parents asked how they wish to receive information about their pregnancy care choices

Expectant and new mums in parts of Yorkshire and the Humber region are being asked for their views on how information about their pregnancy and childbirth care options should be shared with them and their families. The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership Group is a network of independent, parent-led groups which bring together … Read more