Episode 2: The Future: The NHS-Galleri Trial

In episode two of our podcast, Steve Bland explores the exciting new Galleri trial announced by NHS England and healthcare company GRAIL UK, which could see a single blood test used to spot the early signs of 50 cancers, including some of the most difficult to diagnose and detect.

The trial is being rolled out in eight parts of the country, and one of those is right here in Greater Manchester. Steve gets the lowdown on the science from Sara Hiom, the Director of Cancer Intelligence at GRAIL, finds out how it will work on the ground from Dr Matthias Hohmann, who is a GP in Oldham and the Clinical Director for Cancer at Oldham CCG, and gets the thoughts of patient Julie Colville.

To find out more about the NHS-Galleri trial, you can visit it’s public website by clicking here.

You can check out the full episode by using the player above, or searching ‘Greater Manchester Cancer Podcast’ in all of the usual places you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Photo gallery

See below for a selection of images from the trials unit whilst it visited its first site in Oldham.