7 June 2011
Responding to David Cameron’s speech on the five pledges on the future of the NHS today, Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
“Macmillan Cancer Support warmly welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to the coordination of patient care and to reducing the postcode lottery. The pause has enabled patient charities like Macmillan to engage much more deeply with the Government to get our points across.
“We feel very strongly that the Government must continue to listen even now the listening exercise is over. We want to see the NHS delivering high-quality, patient-centred, cost-effective care to cancer patients. This will only be possible if they and charities like Macmillan continue to be consulted as the detail of the implementation of the reform plans is developed.”
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Ross, Senior Media & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 7821 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone 0800 500 800 for an information pack.