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Older patients miss out on cancer care

Half of people newly diagnosed with cancer in the UK are over 70, so it is likely that community and practice nurses will come into contact with an older person living with the disease.

Compassion is a vital quality, NHS-wide

Dignity is 'the essence of proper nursing' according to Sir Keith Pearson, chair of the NHS Confederation, and one of the authors of Delivering Dignity: securing dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care homes.

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