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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…

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My Mesothelioma Care Passport

The planned care that you receive following a diagnosis can mean that there’s a lot of information, dates, medical information and contact details to remember. We’ve recently developed a pilot…

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First Clinical Nurse Specialist appointed for asbestos-related cancer patients in West Midlands

Sophie Philips has been appointed as the West Midlands’ first dedicated Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Sophie will join Mesothelioma UK’s network of 26…

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New report says ‘UK is failing to bridge the asbestos safety gap’

A new report citing evidence of the hidden health risks posed by asbestos in UK public buildings, such as schools and hospitals, has been launched by the independent think tank,…

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Mayor’s fundraiser raises £3,000 for Mesothelioma UK

The Mayor of Saffron Walden’s latest fundraiser has raised £3,000 for national asbestos-related cancer charity, Mesothelioma UK. The money was raised from a 1960s dance and disco, held at Saffron…

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A night of award winners

Hurricane Lorenzo seemed to make landfall just as our guests were leaving the hotel to enjoy a drinks reception on a heritage Blackpool tram, sponsored by Royds Withy King. This…

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Expressions of Interest for CNS in West Yorks and Harrogate

Mesothelioma UK is delighted to invite expressions of interest from NHS trusts interested in hosting a Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist and based the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance…

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Patient & Carer Day 2019

Our 14th annual Patient and Carer Day in Blackpool was an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences and learn about the latest mesothelioma research, treatment and care. Guests heard…

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20th anniversary of the UK asbestos ban

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK’s ban on asbestos. However, since its ban in 1999, more than 85,000 Britons have died from mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases. The reason…

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Sarah’s Nurse of the Year award

Our Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist for Wales, Sarah Morgan, was honoured recently at the Royal College of Nursing in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards. On 13 November 2019, at…

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