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Results from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey have today been published. This survey, published annually, is designed to:
Every year we wait for these results to see what has changed for you - our brain tumour community. And every year we re-evaluate where brainstrust is positioned so that we can help change the agenda on your behalf. But we can’t win all the battles and this is evidenced in the 2015 results.
Frustratingly, many of the findings show a worsened...
It was announced yesterday that the NHS’s care.data programme has been closed as a result of Dame Fiona Caldicott's Review. Dame Fiona is our National Data Guardian and you can read more about the review by clicking here.
The programme aimed to extract anonymised patient data from GPs to a central database held by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to provide a picture of the care being delivered between different parts of the healthcare system and to identify areas where more work or investment might be needed. But the programme was controversial from the outset.
Ben Goldacre summed the programme's flaws up in 2014 by...
The Great Yorkshire Run has moved to one of the UK's most scenic locations to celebrate its 10th anniversary. It will now take place in Harrogate, in the heart of the spa town. This is an exclusive, intimate event, but you can be a part of it with team brainstrust.