Cancer In The Long Term Plan For The NHS - Call For Evidence Deadline 16th September 2018

Cancer survival rates are higher than ever, and fewer people are dying from their cancer.

This is testament to the dedication of NHS staff across the country, the work of patient groups, charities and many others across health and care, and to great advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

But we know that there is more to do so that every patient has the best chance of survival and receives the very best treatment and care.

With a new five year funding settlement, the NHS is now developing a long term plan. This means we can do more than stand still, and that we can make sensible phased improvements to deliver a sustainable NHS for the future.

This is an opportunity to build on the foundations set by the Five Year Forward View and the report of the independent Cancer Taskforce (2015), which provided a blueprint for improving cancer outcomes and services. NHS England wants to hear from you, your organisation and your networks about your experiences and priorities for cancer care in England, including evidence of what has worked in your area.

This is YOUR chance to give your feedback, using four key questions for discussion:

1. What are your top three priorities for improving cancer outcomes and care over the next five and ten years?

2. What more can be done to ensure that:

a. More cancers are prevented?

b. More cancers are diagnosed early and quickly?

c. People can maintain a good quality of life during and after treatment?

d. People with cancer have a good experience of care?

3. How can we recruit, train and retain the workforce to deliver the changes we need and the priorities you have shared?

4. How can we address variation and inequality to ensure everyone has access to the best diagnostic services, treatment and care?

Cancer Alliances are collating responses for forwarding to NHS England. Please send your submission (identifying who was involved in the preparation of your submission, including numbers of service users/members/clinicians) by 5pm on 16th September 2018, to: WYandH.CancerAlliance@wakefieldccg.nhs.uk