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Latest news stories from the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance.

Staff helping to improve lives and treatment for people affected by cancer scoop awards

2024-05-23T14:53:30+00:00

Healthcare staff, community workers and university staff - all helping to improve the lives and treatment for people affected by cancer - have been honoured at the Greater Manchester Cancer Awards 2024. Winning projects included a research project looking into a rare cancer which has had no new treatments available over the past 30 years and a community project aiming to change perceptions of cancer from “big C” into the “small c”. The winners of the Commitment to Equality Award was the Stockport Community Cancer Engagement Project. The awards are organised by Greater Manchester [...]

Staff helping to improve lives and treatment for people affected by cancer scoop awards2024-05-23T14:53:30+00:00

Car park lung health checks come to Brooklands and Northenden

2024-05-23T14:00:44+00:00

Lung MOTS for past and current smokers aged 55-74 years are due to start in Northenden and Brooklands next month (June 2024). The Lung Health Checks help spot lung cancer early often before people have any symptoms. The mobile Targeted Lung Health Check clinic will be parked up at Tesco Baguley from June 2024. Current and former smokers aged 55-74 will be sent an invite by letter or text inviting them to come for a free Lung Health Check. Invitation letters and text messages will be sent out to smokers and former smokers aged [...]

Car park lung health checks come to Brooklands and Northenden2024-05-23T14:00:44+00:00

Lung MOTs will arrive soon in Farnworth and Kearsley in Bolton

2024-05-20T14:47:41+00:00

A mobile health clinic will be arriving in Farnworth and Kearsley to offer past and current smokers aged 55–74 a free Lung Health Check from mid-June. It will operate 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 8am to 8pm to ensure that appointments are accessible to everyone who’s invited. Patients will be informed of the location in an invitation letter or text message. Invitation letters and text messages will be sent out to smokers and former smokers aged 55-74 years based at doctors’ surgeries in in the Farnworth and Kearsley Primary Care Network in Bolton. [...]

Lung MOTs will arrive soon in Farnworth and Kearsley in Bolton2024-05-20T14:47:41+00:00

Irlam lady urges others to take up the Lung Health Check that saved her life

2024-05-01T16:43:03+00:00

An Irlam lady is urging people in Salford to take up their free NHS lung health checks after her check-up saved her life. The NHS in Salford is offering free Lung Health Checks to past and current smokers aged 55 to 74 who are registered with a GP in the Eccles and Irlam areas. Eligible people will be contacted by letter and invited for an appointment. Lorraine didn't have any symptoms of lung cancer. She credits her Lung Health Check with saving her life. Lorraine Bradley, 66, from Irlam, Salford, went for her first [...]

Irlam lady urges others to take up the Lung Health Check that saved her life2024-05-01T16:43:03+00:00

Lung MOTs come to Heywood

2024-03-25T10:58:25+00:00

A mobile health clinic will be arriving in Heywood to offer past and current smokers aged 55–74 a free Lung Health Check. From 2 April a clinic will be housed in a mobile unit at Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood, offering the checks. It will operate 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 8am to 8pm to ensure that appointments are accessible to everyone who’s invited. GP letters will be sent out to smokers and former smokers aged 55-74 years based at doctors’ surgeries in in the Heywood area. Patients who are invited [...]

Lung MOTs come to Heywood2024-03-25T10:58:25+00:00

Greater Manchester Cancer Awards 2024 – finalists announced

2024-03-22T17:41:51+00:00

The finalists have been announced for the 2024 Greater Manchester Cancer Awards organised by Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance. The awards honour outstanding work to improve lives and treatment for people affected by cancer in Greater Manchester.   70 entries were received for this year’s Greater Manchester Cancer Awards across six categories. Entries came from teams in the NHS, research, voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE), and public health /local authority sectors. This recognises the collaborative approach teams take in Greater Manchester to work across organisational boundaries to make things better for patients. Judges were made up [...]

Greater Manchester Cancer Awards 2024 – finalists announced2024-03-22T17:41:51+00:00

Ovarian cancer – know the signs

2024-03-21T09:51:03+00:00

A FORMER headteacher from Greater Manchester who is living with ovarian cancer wants more women to know the signs and symptoms of the cancer. Gill Broom, 62, originally from Bramhall, Stockport, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2020. Gill, who now lives in Clitheroe, is a volunteer with the Dianne Oxberry Trust - a charity focused on raising awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms to people across the North West. Dianne, who was from Greater Manchester and one of the BBC’s longest-serving presenters, sadly died from ovarian cancer on 10 January 2019. Gill found [...]

Ovarian cancer – know the signs2024-03-21T09:51:03+00:00

Lung MOTs come to central Wigan

2024-03-27T10:14:21+00:00

A mobile health clinic will be arriving in central Wigan to offer past and current smokers aged 55–74 a free Lung Health Check later this month (March). A scanner and clinic will be housed in a mobile unit at Robin Park Leisure Centre and Arena, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, WN5. It will operate 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 8am to 8pm to ensure that appointments are accessible to everyone who’s invited. GP letters will be sent out to smokers and former smokers aged 55-74 years based at doctors surgeries in in the [...]

Lung MOTs come to central Wigan2024-03-27T10:14:21+00:00

Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance shortlisted for the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards – celebrating excellence in digitising, connecting, and transforming health and care

2024-03-18T12:49:42+00:00

Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance is delighted to announce that our Workforce and Education Team has been shortlisted for the Digital Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards. The awards recognise innovative digital projects that transform care delivery, enhance efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. 343 entries have been received for this year’s Digital Awards, with 165 projects and individuals meriting inclusion on the final shortlist. The high volume - and exceptional quality – of applications once again mirrors the impressive levels of innovation and care continually being developed across the UK’s healthcare system. [...]

Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance shortlisted for the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards – celebrating excellence in digitising, connecting, and transforming health and care2024-03-18T12:49:42+00:00

Dawn made the move from working in war zones to becoming a Cancer Clinical Specialist Nurse

2024-03-14T14:51:49+00:00

National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Day 2024 today (Friday 15 March 2024). To mark the day we spoke with Dawn Turner who is a Rapid Diagnostic Centre Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist at Tameside Macmillan Unit, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Trust.  Dawn first started her CNS career journey as an associate CNS in 2019 and then entered her current role in 2021. Dawn shared with us her journey to this current role, what inspired her into a career in cancer and what the CNS role means to her. Talk us through your career journey [...]

Dawn made the move from working in war zones to becoming a Cancer Clinical Specialist Nurse2024-03-14T14:51:49+00:00
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