13 June 2011
Responding to the publication of the NHS Future Forum report today, Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
'Macmillan welcomes the recommendations of the Future Forum. The Prime Minister must commit to the key changes; better patient engagement, more joined-up services and ensuring that private providers deliver high-quality care.
'The reforms will fail unless the NHS continues to consult with patient charities such as Macmillan as the details of the reforms are worked out.'
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Ross, Senior Media & PR Officer of Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 4722 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone 0800 500 800 for an information pack.