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Chemo drug optimisation to improve patient experience of cancer treatment

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Chemo drug optimisation to improve patient experience of cancer treatment

Tens of thousands of patients requiring chemotherapy could receive treatment closer to home under new plans set out by the health service.

Substantial savings are also expected to be reinvested in patient care over the next few years thanks to an NHS England programme led by specialist pharmacists to reduce variation in drug doses.

NHS England now hopes to reduce variation and wastage in chemotherapy by implementing a national system of dose banding, where patients will receive optimised doses of drugs, rather than ones which are individually calculated. More.....