Thousands of terminal breast cancer patients ‘abandoned’ due to NHS nurse shortage

Full story in The Independent, 13 October 2018

Thousands of terminal breast cancer patients are being left “abandoned” amid a shortage of specialist nurses, Breast Cancer Care has said.

The charity released figures showing almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of NHS trusts across the UK do not provide dedicated nurses.

It said there had only been a 7 per cent increase in trusts providing crucial nursing support in the two years since it last investigated the issue.