Cancer: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd December 2018.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Unfinished business: An assessment of the national approach to improving cancer services in England 1995–2015, published by the Health Foundation in November 2018, whether he plans to take steps in response to the conclusions of that report; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Improving early diagnosis of cancer is a key priority for this Government. That is why from next year, patients with suspected cancer will receive a diagnosis or have cancer ruled out within 28 days. We also announced a package of cancer measures last month that will radically improve the system and ensure 55,000 more people survive cancer for five years from 2028.

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