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Sector News 2019

Cancer research united has developed a breath test that they claim will assist the diagnosis of several types of cancer. This will help cancer to be diagnosed sooner for earlier treatment and make it easier for some patients who have to be monitored through processes such as monthly endoscopies.

Earlier this year, NHS England issued guidance to all CCGs in England with regards to changes in the way that certain medications and medical products are prescribed. The recommendations state that GPs should no longer offer prescriptions for certain medications and products that can be bought over the counter at pharmacies and supermarkets. This will have an impact on homecare providers as they may become responsible for purchasing and administering OTCs on behalf of service users without a prescription from a GP.