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We're part of a coalition of health and social care charities which has issued its own report and recommendations for health sector change, following the continuing postponement of Sir Robert Francis's inquiry. Find out more
Sign Bill Tarmey's new e-petition for a parliamentary debate on the funding of brain tumour research. Find out more
In direct response to calls from Brain Tumour UK and other brain tumour charities, the Department of Health has issued new guidelines which will make it easier for GPs to refer suspected brain tumour patients for MRI scans. Find out more
We need your signature to get a parliamentary debate on the funding of brain tumour research, accurate counting of all types of tumour and greater awareness of diagnosis and treatment. Find out more
We welcome Government commitment to cancer patients in Welfare Bill. Find out more
Brain Tumour Consortium welcomes UK proton beam therapy plans. Find out more
Brain Tumour UK, in partnership with Brain Tumour Research, the International Brain Tumour Alliance and the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust organised a 'Mass Lobby' on 29 March 2011 at the House of Commons to rally support from MPs for the Manifesto for everyone affected by a brain tumour, and in particular ensure the speedy implementation of the Improving Outcomes Guidance for Brain and CNS Tumours 2006.
We were joined by patients, carers, friends and family, charities, brain tumour professionals and scientists, all asking their MP to support the manifesto and to back our call for earlier diagnosis; better care and treatment; and a significant increase in research funding.
The number of people diagnosed with a brain tumour in Scotland is expected to increase by 25% between 2000 and 2020, as the population ages.
In Brain Tumour Awareness Month on 2 March, Brain Tumour UK – in partnership with an advisory group of experts – launched a range of innovative support services to help meet the growing needs of people across Scotland's vast geographical area. Find out more here.
Brain Tumour UK Chief Executive Jenny Baker briefed healthcare professionals and the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) during Brain Tumour Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of gathering accurate data on primary and secondary brain tumours.
Mrs Baker was one of the speakers at the NCIN: Central Nervous System Clinical Leads Workshop in London on 10 March 2011, which reviewed and progressed the National Brain and CNS (Central Nervous System) Tumour Registry (NBTR) for England.
Mrs Baker emphasised that patient care can only be planned and delivered effectively if an accurate picture exists of how many people are affected. Brain Tumour UK launched a campaign to record all brain tumours during Brain Tumour Awareness Month 2009, and welcomes the progress being made in England. Find out more.