£2m pledged for cancer care

The Government has pledged £2m on educating and supporting district and
community nurses in England to provide care for cancer patients at home.

The commitment was unveiled by the Government’s National Cancer Director
Professor Mike Richards in July, with the money split between 34 cancer networks
over the next three years.

It will be used to support and educate about 10,000 community nurses to
deliver palliative care for patients dying at home.

Professor Richards said, "District and community nurses have a vital
role in caring for patients with advanced cancer in their own homes and
supporting their relatives and carers. This will enable more patients to remain
at home if that is their wish."


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