General Election 2015
The UK is facing a cancer crisis. By the end of the next Government’s term in 2020, almost 1 in 2 people will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
While the majority of people will receive a good standard of care, sadly this is not the case for everyone.
Macmillan is calling on the next Government to tackle this looming crisis in care, by committing to:
1. Deliver cancer outcomes that match the best in Europe by the end of the next Parliament.
2. Ensure that all patients, including cancer patients, are treated with the highest levels of dignity and respect and NHS staff should be supported to deliver this ambition.
3. Ensure everyone at the end of life is given free social care to support them to spend their final weeks and days in the place of their choosing.
You can read our latest (January 2015) Parliamentary briefing on our general election [PDF] here .