Cancer: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th February 2019.

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Photo of Craig Tracey Craig Tracey Conservative, North Warwickshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the forthcoming NHS workforce implementation plan will ensure that staffing numbers are at the level needed to achieve the Government’s target to diagnose 75 per cent of cancers at an early stage by 2028.

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

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has commissioned Baroness Dido Harding, working closely with Sir David Behan, to lead a number of programmes to engage with key National Health Service interests to develop a detailed workforce implementation plan. These programmes will consider detailed proposals to grow the workforce rapidly, including staff working on cancer, consider additional staff and skills required, build a supportive working culture in the NHS and ensure first rate leadership for NHS staff.

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