As part of its Inquiry, the APPGC will look at:
- What progress has been made in implementing the Cancer Strategy? Is progress happening at a pace which will enable successful delivery of the Strategy against the timescales set out in the Taskforce’s report?
- With the formation of the 16 Cancer Alliances, what needs to be in place to ensure successful delivery of the Cancer Strategy? Are these structures and systems being established effectively and/or at the necessary pace?
- What are the key challenges in implementing the Cancer Strategy, and how well are these being addressed? Have there been any valuable lessons learnt either nationally or locally?
- What should the priorities be for the Cancer Transformation Board and the National Cancer Advisory Group in the next 12 months with regards to delivering the Cancer Strategy?
- As we near the half way mark, has sufficient funding been allocated and made available for delivery of the Strategy to ensure that outcomes can be improved by 2020?
- What evidence is there of improved outcomes for patients at a local level as a result of the Cancer Strategy and what data is being used to measure this?
- What mechanisms are in place to involve patients in the delivery of the Strategy, and how effective have these been during the first half of implementation?