From the Scottish Government today but not the kind of thing BBC Reporting Scotland Down agenda welcomes:
A programme which has given cancer patients improved access to treatments is being extended.
Patients and health professionals reported significant improvements in access to cancer medicines thanks to the initiative, which was set up during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The National Cancer Medicines Advisory Group (NCMAG) initiative meant clinicians were able to make quicker decisions about patient medication and also that some treatments could be taken at home rather than having to visit hospital. The number of hospital visits were estimated to be halved, reducing the risk of infection to patients and the burden on cancer services.
An evaluation of the programme, which was supported by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, revealed high levels of positivity from patients while clinicians suggested hospital visits for patients were halved.
For more on this see: https://scottishgov-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/innovative-cancer-programme-extended
Another unreported cancer story: