Information Prescription Service

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If you are affected by cancer you need information that is timely, relevant, and supported through conversations with health professionals to enable you to make decisions.

The Information Prescription Service (IPS) does just that, hosted on the NHS Choices website, this new service hosts information from national cancer charities on over 200 long-term medical conditions, treatment options, and contact details for local support services, to help you manage your health more effectively and improve your quality of life.

Your GP can e-mail or print out this specific information for you to help reduce the anxiety and uncertainty which accompanies a diagnosis of cancer. You can also access it yourself at the website: www.nhs.uk/ips