4 September 2012
Responding to the appointment of Jeremy Hunt as the new Secretary of State for Health, Mike Hobday, Director of Policy and Research at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
“Andrew Lansley’s determination to deliver world class cancer care has been unwavering and Macmillan looks forward to working closely with his successor, Jeremy Hunt, to ensure people affected by cancer get the best from the NHS.
“One of the first priorities for the new Secretary of State will be social care reform. It’s vital the commitment shown by the previous Ministerial Team to free social care at the end of life continues so more cancer patients are given the choice to die at home surrounded by their friends and family.”
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