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- Our Online Community continues to provide invaluable emotional and peer support.
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- We urge anyone with worrying symptoms that could be cancer to come forward for treatment and advice. The NHS is there for you.
In England, Macmillan are calling for:
- A commitment from the UK Government that its Comprehensive Spending Review will invest in a new Cancer Nurse Fund, providing £124 million to train an extra 3,371 specialist cancer nurses in England so that people living with cancer can access the personalised care they need.
- We expect the Government’s commitment to recruit an additional 50,000 nurses to include provision for more specialist cancer nurses. In the long term, the Government must commit to fund the employment costs of the additional specialist cancer nurses that our NHS needs.
- NHS England and Health Education England should develop and fund a comprehensive support package to promote specialist cancer nurses’ wellbeing, and time and funding to access CPD.
- Health Education England should urgently implement a careers framework to support more nurses to become specialist cancer nurses, including developing structured pathways from general adult nursing into specialist cancer nursing and a greater focus on cancer care in the undergraduate syllabus.
Macmillan has joined forces with a group of cancer charities on a petition to raise the alarm about the worsening crisis facing the cancer workforce. At 10,000 signatures, we'll get a response from Parliament. At 100,000 we can secure a debate.
You can help us reach Government with a powerful, united demand that they fund the cancer workforce.
Will you add your name to the Parliamentary petition, and help us secure a vital debate?