Cancer: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st September 2020.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a national cancer recovery plan to tackle the backlog of cancer care resulting from the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

As set out in the Terms of Reference of a letter sent to NHS Providers on 31 July 2020, a National Cancer Taskforce will be established, and publish a national cancer recovery plan in the near future. The Terms of Reference are available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/cancer-forums-and-groups-terms-of-reference/

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