July 3rd 2020: Rutherford Health has announced that it has entered into a contract with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to provide diagnostic services via a new state-of-the-art diagnostics facility. The centre will provide a wide range of diagnostic services and will help expedite the delivery of test results.
June 29th 2020: We must get back to diagnosing cancer…fast Many people across the country will be feeling relieved and perhaps even rejoicing at the further easing of lockdown measures which will allow for holidays to select destinations with so-called ‘air-bridges’ in place. Whilst this is indeed great news that will no doubt boost the nation’s morale, a very serious health crisis is unfolding before our eyes.
June 24th 2020: Panthera and Rutherford Health plc have entered into a collaboration to create a network of world-class clinical trial sites for the development of new cancer treatments. The collaboration, called Panthera@theRutherford, combines Panthera’s expertise in managing and running clinical trials with Rutherford’s UK network of advanced centres and team of leading oncologists.
June 23rd 2020: Rutherford Health plc is delighted to announce that it has reached agreement to create a network of new diagnostic facilities in the UK. Rutherford has entered into a £55m development framework agreement with Equitix Limited a leading investor, developer and long-term fund manager of core infrastructure assets in the UK and Europe.
June 11th 2020: With Covid-19 cases and deaths continuing to fall, the UK continues to slowly emerge from the pandemic with a phased approach to lifting the lockdown and bringing normality to people’s daily lives. As we slowly return to normality, the scale of the damage wrought by this pandemic is becoming clearer. Nowhere is the collateral damage of Covid-19 more visible than cancer services. The government and the NHS are now rightly exploring urgent measures to kick start cancer services to avert another impending public health catastrophe, this time from cancer.
June 9th 2020: One of the UK’s leading cancer experts has called for a radical five-point action plan to prevent a cancer catastrophe. Professor Karol Sikora, chief medical officer at Rutherford Health and the former head of the WHO’s cancer programme, called for the action plan as the NHS and the government explore urgent measures to kick start cancer services across the UK.
June 2nd 2020: The backlog of cancer cases due to Covid-19 will require an emergency national response similar to the response to Covid-19 itself to prevent a full-blown health crisis in the coming months, according to one of the UK’s top cancer experts and former head of the WHO’s cancer programme.
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.
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.