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We voted the MPs in. Now let’s get them to make cancer care a health priority for the new government.
Before the General Election, more than 6,500 Macmillan supporters asked their Parliamentary Candidates to Vote Cancer Support. As a result, 25% of new MPs have pledged to make cancer care a health priority.
The new government announced it's going to review the future of cancer and palliative care services. This provides a real opportunity for MPs, especially those who pledged their support, to help us achieve our election calls.
Our three cancer calls target some of the issues we feel are most important to people living with cancer in the UK:
1. Better support for people living with cancer
We want every cancer patient to have a post treatment care plan and appropriate support to help them get back to work if they so wish.
2. Equal access to cancer drugs for people with rarer cancers
We want people with rarer cancers to have fair access to clinically effective drug treatments.
3. Access to 24/7 community nursing for people with cancer nearing the end of their life
We want every person with cancer nearing the end of their life to be supported by a community nurse, whenever they need one, so that they can die at home if they so wish. Read a summary of our latest report on 24/7 community nursing here.
Find out more about the three calls in our policy briefing [PDF, 162 kb]
Thanks to your support our Vote Cancer Support campaign earlier this year made MPs stand up and listen...
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