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Mesothelioma UK Signs Armed Forces Covenant

Mesothelioma UK has signed the Armed Forces Covenant demonstrating the charity’s long-term commitment to the military community in the UK, as part of its ‘Supporting our Armed Forces’ project. The…

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New European partnerships to accelerate cancer research

Cancer Research UK and its European partners, Fondazione AIRC and Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC), will invest £27.4 million into seven new international projects to accelerate lifesaving cancer research,…

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*SUSPENDED* Working with Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to offer mesothelioma research grants

After careful consideration Mesothelioma UK has decided to suspend the 2020 open grants round due to the coronavirus crisis. Please check back for further details on future funding calls or…

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Johnny Mercer MP Introduced to National Armed Forces Healthcare Campaign

Johnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor View, met with nurses from national charity, Mesothelioma UK on Friday 7 February 2020 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to find out more about…

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UK’S first ever mesothelioma organisational audit identifies variation in access to specialist cancer services

A new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Mesothelioma UK shows that asbestos-related cancer patients who were referred to a specialist mesothelioma multidisciplinary team (MDT) in the…

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UKATA donate £5,000 to Mesothelioma UK

Statistics from the Health & Safety Executive released in October 2019, reveal that in the UK more than 2500 people die from mesothelioma each year, with a similar number of…

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Lucion Services announces 10th anniversary of Asbestos Management Conference

For the past decade, market leader in asbestos inspection, testing and consultancy, Lucion Services, has hosted the UK’s largest asbestos management conference. Each year, the conference brings together industry leaders…

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Host for Meso UK Research Centre

We’re launching a tender process for universities to form a strategic alliance with Mesothelioma UK to establish a Research Centre. UK university Schools of Midwifery and Nursing are invited to…

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Call for justice and equality of care for patients treating themselves with cannabis

In November 2019, a new patient advocacy organisation called Cannabis Patient Advocacy & Support Services (CPASS) launched at The Royal College of Nursing (RCN). In 2018, the UK Home Office…

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Expressions of interest invited from Trusts in the North East

Mesothelioma UK is inviting Expressions of Interest from NHS Trusts, in the Northern Cancer Alliance region, to host a mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist (MCNS). Increasing the MCNS workforce in the…

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