1 August 2012
Macmillan Cancer Support responds to NHS Commissioning Outcomes Framework omitting key cancer survival indicators
Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“We are shocked that it has been recommended that the NHS Commissioning Outcomes Framework - which will be used to hold the newly reformed NHS in England to account - should not include key cancer survival indicators. This means commissioners will lack strong incentives to improve cancer survival rates.
“If the NHS wants to fulfil its ambition of saving 5,000 additional lives from cancer by 2014/15, then key cancer survival indicators must be included in the framework. It is also vital that the framework includes strong incentives to improve patient experience throughout the NHS. We want to work with those responsible for this surprising oversight to urgently address this.”
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Ross, PR Manager of Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 4722 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. 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 fundraisers who make it all possible.
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