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Royal College of Surgeons highlights patients at risk

Posted by: Policy and campaigning 29 September 2011

Today the Royal College of Surgeons have announced that thousands of patients undergoing emergency surgery (usually on the abdomen) are being put at risk by 'poor care and delays in treatment'.

Featured on the BBC's Today show, the call for better collaboration between NHS services certainly rang a bell with us here at Pancreatic Cancer UK. Our Study For Survival showed that not every Pancreatic Cancer patient receives an adequate level of care throughout their journey from diagnosis onwards.

We think the Royal College of Surgeon's news is a timely reminder that you can help us tackle these important issues surrounding patient care head on by joining our Campaign for Hope: get involved by  contacting your MP and asking them to support our call in Parliament for improvements in pancreatic cancer services across the UK.

Plus, if you're in the London area on 1st November, join us in Parliament for our Day of Action, where we will be joined by Zac Goldsmith MP and Baroness Morgan. For more details, click here.

Together we can realise Pancreatic Cancer UK's aim of doubling survival rates within five years.

Alex Ford,