Driving up the standards of care

Pancreatic cancer is tough to survive, so it’s vital that everyone with the disease receives the very best care. Last year, we took some important steps forward in ensuring that all patients get the help and treatment they need.

We launched our Patient Charter

We launched our Patient Charter

This essential guide explains the standard of care that all people with pancreatic cancer should have, no matter where they are in the UK, and gives patients the information they need to raise any concerns they might have about the care they’re getting. Launched at events across the country, 937 people received our Patient Charter last year.


We increased numbers having successful surgery

We increased numbers having successful surgery

Through our funding, specialist surgeon Keith Roberts undertook a pilot project to implement a new ‘fast-track’ surgical pathway in Birmingham.The project resulted in a reduction in waiting times from 2 months to 2 weeks, a boost in the numbers having successful pancreatic cancer surgery, a reduction in complications, and a cut in costs to the NHS of £3,200 per patient.


We trained Healthcare professionals

We trained Healthcare professionals

Over 500 nurses, dietitians and other health professionals came to our National Study Day and regional events last year. We tell them about the latest developments in treatment, upcoming clinical trials and ways to help patients manage their symptoms better.

We also spoke at a number of large conferences, introducing ourselves to new audiences and making sure the patient’s voice was heard.