The British Liver Trust has joined forces with over 50 cancer charities to urge the Secretary of State for Health, Sajid Javid, to ensure the forthcoming 10-Year Cancer Plan delivers the best cancer care system in Europe.
In a public letter, One Cancer Voice calls for the 10-Year Cancer Plan, currently being finalised by the Department for Health, to be:
- Fully planned, costed and funded
- Address shortages in the cancer workforce
- Matches ambition with accountability
The letter highlights ten important tests, previously developed by the One Cancer Voice coalition, which serve as the cancer communities’ collective priorities for this strategy and asks that these be addressed.
The 10-Year Cancer Plan is due to be published in July. The plan must meet the 10 essential tests in order to fully deliver on our shared ambition to make the country’s cancer care system the ‘best in Europe’ and to create a future where people affected by cancer in England, can have truly world leading cancer outcomes.
The 10 essential tests:
Vanessa Hebditch, Director of Communications & Policy, at the British Liver Trust said:
“We have an opportunity to deliver the best cancer care system in Europe through the 10-Year Cancer Plan. Current liver cancer outcomes are shocking, with only 13% of people surviving for five years after being diagnosed.
The One Cancer Voice coalition sets out 10 clear tests and priorities to support the Government in achieving its ambition to deliver the best cancer care system in Europe, which we share.
As one of the less survivable cancers, we would highlight the need for the Department of Health to specifically address rare, less common and less survivable cancers as part of the 10-Year Cancer Plan.”
Click here to read the full letter.
Our letter also featured in The Daily Express: