Bringing back normality for UK cancer care

2020-05-29

May 29th 2020: All of us are breathing a sigh of relief at the now regular stream of news about COVID-19 cases and deaths falling across the UK. The government has responded to this by easing the lockdown and launched the track and trace system to deal with any local flare-ups. For most of us, being separated from our loved ones has been the most difficult part of this lockdown. The latest easing will go a long way to improving people’s mental and indeed physical health.

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Radiotherapy change will deliver patient benefits

2020-05-15

May 15th 2020: A step-change in the way that radiotherapy services are commissioned in the UK could deliver substantial long-term benefits for patients.

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Bringing the New Normal Closer

2020-05-15

May 15th 2020: We all yearn to enjoy normal life and I know that every cancer patient wants nothing more than successful treatment and a return to the way of life they cherish. Common sense tells us that the ‘re-opening’ of the UK has to be undertaken in careful stages in order to prevent any resurgence of coronavirus. The government, rightly, doesn’t want to take unnecessary risks and we are all sailing in uncharted waters.

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UK needs to prepare for a deluge of cancer cases

2020-05-07

May 7th 2020: The UK will have to use ‘everything it has got’ to deal with a ‘deluge’ of cancer patients as the Covid-19 pandemic eases, Professor Karol Sikora, chief medical officer at Rutherford Health, said today.

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We must act now to prevent another public health crisis

2020-04-30

April 30th 2020: Rutherford Health has announced that it is offering additional screening and diagnostic support to the NHS for cancer patients as it was revealed that there has been a 70% drop in the number of referrals for cancer patients.

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Marching on unified and resolute

2020-04-30

May 1st 2020: According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach. Now, I think it marches on its technology. At this time, we rightly salute the courage and commitment of all healthcare workers across our country as they battle valiantly to deal with coronavirus. We also admire the brilliance of scientists whose inventions and discoveries will surely lead to solutions to overcome this disease. However, I would like to give a shout out to the technological wizards who are truly keeping everyone’s show on the road. Where would we all be without them?

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Rising to the challenge

2020-04-17

April 17th 2020: We are heading into the second month of the UK-wide lockdown and we have become used to the challenges it brings. The clinical teams in all of our cancer centres are doing an excellent job in maintaining our capability and treating our patients.  I have the utmost respect for all our staff whether they be clinical or support staff, maintenance or housekeeping. They are the lifeblood who keep our organisation going. We have made great efforts to ensure that cancer patients can still receive their treatment in a safe environment.

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Rutherford Cancer Centres start COVID-19 testing

2020-04-15

April 15th 2020: Rutherford Health plc today announced that it has commenced coronavirus antibody testing for staff and patients throughout its network of Rutherford Cancer Centres.

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Planning for success

2020-04-02

March 2nd 2020:All of us working in healthcare are acutely aware of the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. The daily reports of a growing death toll and the ratcheting up of confirmed cases make for grim reading – and we all want to see positives where we can. Those positives are there to be found – the phenomenal response to the government’s call for volunteers to help the NHS is the most obvious example. There is no shortage of goodwill from people across the country and, like everyone else, I salute the dedication and courage of our frontline healthcare workers.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

2020-03-20

March 20th 2020: Rutherford Health plc has issued the following statement in view of the announcement that all workers in the independent sector are considered key workers, enabling the sector to support the NHS in dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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