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Cancer Strategy

Published Monday, February 19, 2018

On Thursday 22 February 2018, there will be a General Debate on the Cancer Strategy in the Commons chamber.

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Cancer survival:changes in the last 10 yearsFollowing on from the Coalition Government’s 2011 cancer strategy, Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer, in January 2015 NHS England announced a new independent cancer taskforce to develop a five-year action plan for cancer services, led by Sir Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK. The plan would build on NHS England’s vision for improving cancer outcomes as set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

The independent cancer taskforce’s five-year strategy for cancer, Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015- 2020 was published in July 2015.

This debate pack outlines the progress so far in implementing this cancer strategy and provides statistics on survival rates and the NHS cancer workforce. Finally, this paper pulls together commentary and analysis from official, parliamentary and third sector organisations.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0037

Authors: Alex Bate; Carl Baker; Alexander Bellis

Topics: Diseases, Health education and preventive medicine, Health services

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