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A new long-term plan for the NHS
In March 2018, the Prime Minister pledged to bring forward a new long-term plan and funding settlement for the NHS in response to growing concerns that key health services are being overwhelmed by rising demand. Macmillan welcome this announcement, and have set out 7 principles for the new long-term plan to ensure that it meets the changing needs of people living with cancer.
Read our briefing 'Macmillan's priorities for the NHS long-term funding settlement in England'.
Cancer strategy in England
Macmillan was part of an Independent Taskforce created to improve survival rates and experiences of people affected by cancer. The Taskforce has developed a new report called Achieving world-class cancer outcomes - A strategy for England 2015-2020. This sets out a proposed new five-year Cancer Strategy for England.
Macmillan is now working to ensure that the strategy is fully funded and implemented to best support people affected by cancer, particularly during and after treatment.
- Warning Signs: Challenges to delivering the Cancer Strategy for England by 2020
- Cancer Strategy for England: 'Achieving world-class cancer outcomes - A strategy for England 2015-2020'
- Cancer Strategy implementation plan: 'Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: Taking the strategy forward' May 2016