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MIMES – an Armed Forces study

As part of Mesothelioma UK’s Supporting Our Armed Forces service, we’ve collaborated with the University of Sheffield on a research project that aims to identify the needs of mesothelioma patients who are or were in the British Armed Forces. The aims of this stage of the research are to: understand…

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HASAG support for Clinical Nurse Specialists

The HASAG asbestos disease support group in Hampshire has been a long-term supporter of Mesothelioma UK and continues its invaluable contribution by offering to fund our Southampton Clinical Nurse Specialist as a full-time role. Currently, Helen Wilkes, who also focuses on Armed Forces patients, works part-time and HASAG’s generous offer…

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Introducing our new adopted nurses

After we invited NHS Trusts across the UK to have their lung cancer nurses ‘adopted’ by Mesothelioma UK, we’re delighted to announce the first recruits that will strengthen our Clinical Nurse Specialist team and help us to extend our support and care for mesothelioma patients. The main aims of the…

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MORE patient feedback needed to improve services

Mesothelioma UK is inviting patients to give feedback on what their experience of investigations, treatment and care has really been like. The MORE survey (Mesothelioma Outcomes, Research and Experience) will enable Mesothelioma UK to inform healthcare providers about what is being done well, what could be improved and hopefully where…

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Raising awareness of our Armed Forces Project

Brian Wallis, Mesothelioma UK Ambassador, together with volunteer members of Anglia Asbestos Diseases Support Groups (AADSG) have been busy this year, promoting Mesothelioma UK, and in particular, our Armed Forces Project. The group distributed over 800 leaflets at various military and veterans’ events to veterans and senior medical/health and safety…

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Over £3.4 million in claims

Caroline Barry is Mesothelioma UK’s Benefits Advisor. In the 2017/18 financial year Caroline supported 178 patients/carers to make claims for benefits and state compensation, helping them access over £3.4 million in lump sum payments and benefits. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are certain benefits that you may…

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FIRST UK PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST APPOINTED

Samantha Westbrook’s new post based at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, funded by Mesothelioma UK Samantha Westbrook has been appointed as the first Peritoneal Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist in the UK. This new post has been funded by Mesothelioma UK and will be based at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.…

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Non-invasive diagnosis study

Last year Pat Stone Meso Support and Mesothelioma UK awarded a grant to a study which aimed to reduce the need for diagnostic surgery. The grant, for £21,795, was awarded to Amy Kerr, Senior thoracic surgery research nurse at the Medical Innovation Development Research Unit (MIDRU) at Heartlands Hospital in…

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Supporting our armed forces

Our new service – Supporting Our Armed Forces – is doing well and we are reaching out to an increasing number of organisations in order to pool our resources to reach those veterans and armed forces personnel who need our support. One such organisation is the Veterans’ Outreach Support (VOS).…

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New clinical trial now open

A new clinical trial has opened recently at several hospitals and has recruited four patients so far. The NEMO study investigates the activity of the drug Nintedabib in a double-blind, randomized phase II study. Patients can be considered after completing four to six cycles of first line platinum-based chemotherapy for…

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