Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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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, if he will meet with a representative of the blood cancer community to discuss the effect of covid-19 on patient care and treatment; and what plans he has to ensure that improvements in patient care across the health sector made during the covid-19 outbreak are maintained.

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

NHS England and NHS Improvement want to ensure innovations can be adapted into a sustainable model into the future, to better meets patient needs and provide the best quality of care and ease of access for patients. The new Cancer Recovery Taskforce is overseeing the development of a national cancer recovery plan, which will consider how best to consolidate innovations developed as a result of the pandemic. The Blood Cancer Alliance are represented on the Taskforce.

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