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NHS Cancer Challenge Prize

Patients in London are receiving earlier lung cancer diagnosis and treatment thanks to an innovative way of performing lung biopsies at Barnet Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

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The Royal College of Radiologists

Congratulations to Dr Sam Hare, Consultant Thoracic Radiologist and colleagues from Barnet Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for winning the first ever NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Cancer.

The Times

Fast and cheap test raises hope against lung cancer.The method allows patients to spend only an hour in an outpatient clinic, rather than a day in a hospital bed. Even if their lung collapsed, a complication of lung biopsies, patients could still be sent home.

BMJ Cancer Care award

The team of Royal Free London radiologists and respiratory consultants who pioneered a faster, more efficient lung biopsy method as been named ‘Cancer Care Team of the Year’ by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

London Cancer Alliance

Dr Sam Hare, consultant thoracic radiologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, has won an NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for his technique that allows ambulatory lung biopsy with early discharge and outpatient management of pneumothorax.

Respiratory Futures

A common sense practical innovation that improves patient care. An interview with Dr Sam Hare

Fitzwilliam College Alumni News

The new method, which uses a small compact device called the Heimlich valve chest drain, instead of a traditional bulky chest drain, could free up hospital beds and increase tenfold the number of life-saving tests carried out each year.

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