Breast Cancer: Nurses

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialists for patients with secondary breast cancer.

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

The NHS Cancer Programme aims to improve access to cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) for all cancer patients when they need it, including those with secondary breast cancer. Health Education England is also working to expand the number of CNS and develop clear CNS competencies and routes into training.

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