Trust calls for new NHS plan to have a bigger focus on liver cancer

Posted on: 15th June 2018

The government is expected to announce the headlines of a new NHS plan before the NHS’s 70th birthday on 5 July. The Prime Minister has committed to publishing a new long term plan for the NHS in March

Recent reports in the media have suggested that as part of this the Secretary of State is considering supporting a new 10-year cancer strategy for England along with more focused targets for early diagnosis and additional funding options.

As a result the Trust is working with other cancer charities to call for better outcomes for liver cancer and other ‘less survivable cancers’. In particular we want the Government to have a disaggregated and separated target for liver cancer. This would allow funding, infrastructure and support to be tailored to meet patients’ needs  and also mean that we can effectively measure progress and see if there is variation in different areas of the country.

As part of its work with the Less Survivable Cancer Taskforce the Trust has written to Steve Brine MP, the Minister responsible for liver cancer,  copying Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

You can read the letter here