Author archive: Louise Carey
28
July
2020

          Referrals for suspected cancer dropped 71%

A new UK study involving Queen’s University Belfast researchers, showing that urgent GP referrals for suspected cancer dropped by a huge 71% during lockdown, has just been published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet Oncology (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32702311/). The research exami...

15
June
2020

Men urged to ‘Restore the Balance’

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is encouraging local men to use 2020’s International Men’s Health Week (MHW) (June 15-21) to do something practical to improve their health. After the many difficulties thrown up by months of lockdown, the MHW theme is ‘Restoring the Balance’, to help men re-build...

06
April
2020

Coronavirus’ impact on our services and staff

Due to loss of fundraising income in the coming months, the difficult decision has been made to furlough the majority of our staff.  Staff which are fully or part funded by external bodies will continue all or part of their vital work. This means only the following will be operational: Family Suppor...

11
March
2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

As the coronavirus situation develops, please be aware of the following sources of information and guidance: Public Health Agency NI’s (PHA) advice and information page, which is regularly updated. UK Government’s response to Coronavirus. This includes advice for people who are returning from abroad...