NHS England to offer ‘potentially life-saving’ drug for aggressive breast cancer | Breast cancer

[ad_1] Women with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer have been given access to a “potentially life-saving” drug after NHS bosses reached a deal with its manufacturer. Up to 1,600 women a year will be able to receive pembrolizumab, which has the potential to make some of those who take it completely cancer-free, NHS… Continue reading NHS England to offer ‘potentially life-saving’ drug for aggressive breast cancer | Breast cancer

Thousands told to self-care at home by NHS 111 are then admitted to hospital

[ad_1] Thousands of patients who were told to self-care at home by NHS 111 were admitted to hospital after presenting themselves, a study has found. Researchers analyzed more than 3.6 million calls to NHS 111 in the North East of England and linked emergency department attendance over a four-year period. Nationally, this suggests that around… Continue reading Thousands told to self-care at home by NHS 111 are then admitted to hospital