1 April 2013
Commenting on changes to the NHS, Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“There is too much variability in the care patients get. The new NHS must improve both patient experience and survival rates for all cancers. Everyone deserves the highest quality of care regardless of who they are, where they live or what type of cancer they have.
“We also expect NHS England to ensure the split in commissioning does not lead to fragmented cancer services which could damage patient care.”
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