10 October 2013
Responding to the results from the fourth annual National Peer Review Report of Cancer Services (2012/2013), Jacqui Graves, Head of Health and Social Care at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
'Macmillan Cancer Support is pleased to see that there has been a continued and sustained improvement in the quality of cancer services across England. Access to high-quality cancer services is vital to cancer patients, pre, during and after cancer treatment.
'However, it raises concern that the quality of services offered to people with brain and central nervous system cancers continues to remain below some of the more common cancers.
'Cancer patients do not choose which cancer they get. Macmillan believes that all cancer patients deserve equal access to high-quality cancer services no matter who they are, where they are from, or which cancer they have. Reducing the variation in the quality of services must become a priority for the NHS in order to ensure the best care and outcomes for everyone affected by cancer.'
For further information, please contact:
Cora Bauer, Media and PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 091 2016 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.
But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.
We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community there for you online, any time. The supporters who make it all possible.
Together, we are all Macmillan Cancer Support.