20 June 2012
Responding to today’s Westminster Hall debate on cancer care, Mike Hobday, Director of Policy and Research at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
“We were delighted when the Secretary of State pledged his support for cancer networks last year. Reassurances were made that the networks would continue to play a key role in the NHS so the suggestion that their funding will be cut is deeply concerning.
“Cancer networks are absolutely vital in delivering the best co-ordinated care for cancer patients. Any threat to their funding would have a detrimental impact on the lives of people affected by cancer.
“We’re urging the Government to set out how cancer networks will be sufficiently funded beyond 2013 and what their exact role will be in the new NHS.”
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