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STPs: Five-year Workforce Plans

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 26th March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Cancer Research UK estimates that by 2035 there will be over half a million new cancer cases—up by 150,000 a year on 2015 levels. In order to meet the Government’s ambition of diagnosing 75% of cancers at an early stage, does the Minister accept that the NHS will need a proper training and recruitment plan for its cancer workforce, which must be fully funded in the upcoming spending review?