Cancer: Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th October 2020.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report by the Teenage Cancer Trust entitled Cancer x Coronavirus: The Impact on young people.

Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the (a) implications for his policies of the Teenage Cancer Trust report entitled Cancer x Coronavirus: The Impact on young people and (b) effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the health of young people with cancer; and if he will make a statement.

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

The NHS Long Term Plan includes a number of commitments for improving the outcomes and experience of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer.

The revised service specifications outline how NHS England plans to deliver these commitments which includes implementing networked care, simplifying pathways and transitions between services, ensuring that every patient has access to specialist care and by increasing participation in clinical research.

It is expected that each network will agree the configuration of services within the first 12 months of publication.

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