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NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:51 pm on 1st July 2019.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston 3:51 pm, 1st July 2019

The Secretary of State clearly identified three critical areas for improvement to cancer survival rates. He is absolutely right about early diagnosis. I do not want to make my hon. Friend Chris Bryant any more sweaty than he already is, but it cannot be repeated enough times that spotting these issues early on is critical to improving survival rates. The Secretary of State is also right about the importance of mental health. The third point he touched on was that the workforce is key to underpinning all this. In that regard, does he know how many specialist mental health and specialist cancer nurses we will have at the end of the 10-year period?