Brain Tumour Research has joined 50 cancer charities in signing a letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care detailing four actions that the Government must take at the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). This letter was reported in the Daily Mail over the weekend and can be read in full here.
As a group of 51 cancer charities, we are speaking with One Cancer Voice to ask the Government to urgently respond to this challenge and improve outcomes for patients in the forthcoming Spending Review by:
- Growing the cancer workforce and investing in kit to meet patient need and drive innovation to provide better care
- Levelling-up on cancer to address socioeconomic factors which mean poorer communities are disproportionately affected by cancer
- Strengthening investment in cancer research and development
The CSR presents an opportunity for the Government to turn the corner on cancer. To establish the UK as world-beating in cancer survival and care, and to build a life-saving legacy that will be remembered by, and benefit, generations to come.
Brain Tumour Research is also a stakeholder in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) and we would urge our supporters and campaigners who have yet to do so to join 35,000 signatories and sign an e-petition calling for urgent investment in the NHS cancer workforce in the CSR.
We are proud of the part we are playing in both of these collaborative initiatives. It is crucial that we campaign and lobby alongside other cancer charities to improve options, outcomes and the cancer experience for all of those diagnosed with a disease that affects every family across the UK and that 1 in 2 of us will get in our lifetime.
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