Macmillan Cancer Support are working hard to ensure the Scottish Government Cancer Recovery Plan Recovery and Redesign: An Action Plan for Cancer Services is implemented in full, with the workforce that is required in place to support it.
The plan commits to implementing the Transforming Cancer Care programme, which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and Macmillan Cancer Support.
This partnership will make Scotland the first country in the UK where all cancer patients will have access to a key support worker to receive dedicated financial, practical and emotional support.
Delivery of personalised care that meets the full range of people’s physical, emotional and practical support needs must not be forgotten as services are resumed following the COVID-19 pandemic and should remain a key priority for cancer services. Failing to identify and support people’s needs will result in poorer outcomes and experience for people living with cancer and may result in greater pressure on the health and care system later if unmet needs become more severe or reduce individuals’ ability to self-manage their health.Close