Breast Cancer: Surgery

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Paula Barker Paula Barker Labour, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) local and (b) national steps he is taking to help grow the oncoplastic workforce.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In 2022/23 Health Education England is investing an additional £50 million to expand the cancer and diagnostics workforce, including in oncoplastic surgery. Officials are currently analysing the responses received to the call for evidence to develop the forthcoming 10 Year Cancer Plan, which will ensure that the appropriate workforce is in place.

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