Cancer: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th April 2019.

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Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the NHS workforce is able meet rising referrals for suspected cases of cancer.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of 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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