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Armed Forces nurse and patient featured on Forces TV

Our armed forces Clinical Nurse Specialist, Helen Wilkes, was recently filmed for a feature which was shown on Forces TV, the television station specifically for those in the armed forces. The British Forces Broadcasting Services approached Mesothelioma UK about featuring Helen, her work and one of her patients, to highlight…

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New research study looking for patients who are/were healthcare workers

The Healthcare Worker Mesothelioma Asbestos Guidance (MAGS) study is looking for participants. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you are, or have ever been, a healthcare worker your input could help with this research project. The study aims to explore the experiences of healthcare workers with mesothelioma and…

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Living Well with Mesothelioma study now closed

The research study, Living Well with Mesothelioma, conducted by our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Karen Lord, is now closed to recruitment with 28 interviews having been carried out. Karen, and the research team would like to thank the patients, family members and staff who have discussed their experiences and given recommendations…

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Nemo and BEAT-Mesothelioma UK trials

The NEMO clinical trial, a multicentre, prospective, double blinded, randomised, two-arm phase II trial aiming to evaluate nintedanib as switch maintenance treatment, has been open for a while and is still looking to recruit patients. Open centres in the UK are Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, Royal Marsden Hospitals, Chelsea, Sutton and…

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Lucion Services Partnership

In the last issue of our magazine, we announced that Lucion Services had named Mesothelioma UK as its new charity of the year. Lucion Services is a leading provider of risk management and consultancy services, including asbestos management. Lucion Services will work with us to raise awareness of mesothelioma and…

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Scottish Mesothelioma Network

The Scottish Mesothelioma Network is a specialist team of experts who can provide patients with high quality clinical care, information and support and access to potentially life-changing clinical trials wherever they live in the country. The new service will provide patients with a dedicated Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), who…

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Ladies’ Lunch – Save the date!

After the success of our first Ladies’ Lunch last year, we will be hosting the event again in 2020. The lunch will take place on International Women’s Day again, on Friday 6 March, and will be held at the MacDonald Hotel in Manchester. Keep an eye out for more details…

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National Centre for Mesothelioma Research at the Great Exhibition Road Festival

Words By Maija Maskuniitty, NCMR Centre Manager. “The National Centre for Mesothelioma Research (NCMR) was delighted to take part in the first ever Great Exhibition Road Festival on the last weekend of June 2019. The Festival – a celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration – was attended by more than…

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Annual report now available to view

The Mesothelioma UK annual report has been published and is available to download on our website or by request as a hard copy. The report looks back on the financial year 2018/19 and details the charity’s income and expenditure, highlights our key achievements, summarises what we did to raise awareness,…

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Specialist nurse appointed for mesothelioma patients in Manchester

Lisa Clarke has been appointed as a Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to support patients across Manchester. The post is funded by national charity, Mesothelioma UK. Lisa will be based at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Lisa previously worked as a Staff Nurse on…

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