14 April 2015
Responding to the Conservative General Election Manifesto Dr Fran Woodard, Director of Policy and Research at Macmillan Cancer Support says:
“Macmillan Cancer Support welcomes the package of commitments in the Conservative Manifesto which, if implemented, have the ability to make a real difference to the lives of people with cancer in England and their loved ones.
“The Conservative Party have committed to delivering the new cancer strategy to improve survival rates; offering safe and compassionate care where all people are treated with dignity and respect; and supporting commissioners to combine better health and social care services for the terminally ill so that more people are able to die in a place of their choice.
“These are the three areas of cancer care which people with cancer told us mattered most to them this general election, and which Macmillan has been championing with all Westminster parties.
“In addition the Conservative Party have committed to increased support for full-time unpaid carers.
“Macmillan is looking to all political parties to make cancer care a priority in their manifestos. We will then be urging whoever wins the election to implement the promises they’ve made and improve the lives of people with cancer.”
We will then be urging whoever wins the election to implement the promises they’ve made and improve the lives of people with cancer.
Dr Fran Woodard, Director of Policy and Research at Macmillan Cancer Support