Macmillan Question Time 2014
Macmillan’s annual Question Time event is a unique opportunity for people affected by cancer to ask a panel of senior politicians questions on the issues that matter most to them.
2014’s Question Time took place on 7 May. The panel was chaired by Macmillan’s Chief Executive Ciarán Devane and included a cross-party panel of politicians:
- Andy Burnham MP, Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Health
- Paul Burstow MP, Liberal Democrat former Health Minister
- John Baron MP, Conservative Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer
- Jane Maher, Macmillan’s Chief Medical Officer
The event also served as the official launch of Macmillan’s General Election campaign, our State of the Nation report and our three General Election calls:
- The next government should commit to delivering cancer outcomes that match the best in Europe by the end of the Parliament;
- The next government should ensure that all cancer patients are treated with the highest levels of dignity and respect, and staff are supported to deliver this;
- The next government should deliver free social care for people at the end of their life, supporting them to spend their final weeks and days in the place of their choice.
At the back of the room there was an opportunity for attendees to learn a bit more about these calls, including the work that has already been done to campaign for these priorities and the services and tools that Macmillan is developing to help practitioners on the ground to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.
Pictures of the event are available on Macmillan’s Flikr account and a full write up of the event is available here.