Anthony nolan supports new campaign ‘help us help you’ to address decrease in people accessing NHS cancer services during coronavirus outbreak

April 29, 2020
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Blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan is supporting NHS England’s help us, help you campaign and is encouraging people to make appointments with their GPs if they experience any signs or symptoms of cancer.

Research has revealed that nearly half of the public have concerns about seeking help during the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Peter Johnson, the NHS clinical director for cancer has publicly stated that NHS staff had worked hard to make sure people can get cancer checks and treatment safely so there is no need to delay.

Henny Braund, Chief Executive of Anthony Nolan says: “This is good news for patients and their families and is an incredibly important message. 

“The NHS is still here for us. If you're worried about cancer symptoms or your cancer treatment, it's vital that you contact your GP or medical team as soon as possible. 

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is an understandable concern for all and people with a weakened immune system are at a higher risk of experiencing more serious complications from it.

For patients who have recently, or are due to, receive stem cell transplants, healthcare teams will be able to help answer any specific questions.

Anthony Nolan has published guidance, for patients, here. Patients can also call the charity’s helpline on 0303 303 0303 or email: