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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission announces new Centres of Excellence

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) has awarded excellence status to Barts Health and the Liverpool Network. These join nine other UK NHS neuro-centres as Tessa Jowell Centres of Excellence

Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence status recognises the delivery of outstanding care and treatment by NHS staff in their efforts to provide above excellent patient care through a difficult time.

The newly awarded Centres of Excellence, which both passed a rigorous review process conducted by an expert assessment committee, will play a leading role in accelerating innovation, sharing their knowledge and expertise with other NHS centres to improve care across the UK

Barts Health, the Liverpool Network and the other Centres of Excellence are expected to take a leading role in the Tessa Jowell Academy – a new national learning and networking platform for brain tumour specialists – which is launching early 2022.

Our Chief Executive Sue Farrington Smith MBE, who sits on the Steering Group of the TJBCM, said: “The announcement of these two new Tessa Jowell Centres of Excellence is a terrific end to the year and is particularly pleasing for Brain Tumour Research as it provides further validation of the basic research we have been supporting at Queen Mary University of London and the strong links this has with Barts Health NHS Trust.

“We applaud recognition that a holistic approach that traverses scientific research to rehabilitation via clinical interventions is needed if we are to deliver the improvement in the options, care and outcomes for brain tumour patients that we so desperately need.”

Read more here: www.tessajowellbraincancermission.org/news/two-more-nhs-brain-tumour-centres-obtain-prestigious-tessa-jowell-centre-of-excellence-status/

(Picture: Dame Tessa Jowell and daughter Jess Mills)

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