The government has announced the development of a 10-year cancer plan for England and are seeking the input of healthcare professionals. Rather than a formal consultation on specific proposals, it constitutes a request for ideas and evidence on which they can build.
Sajid Javid Secretary of State for Health stated:
‘This call for evidence marks the start of our 10-Year Cancer Plan, a new vision for how we will lead the world in cancer care. We will be taking a long-term look at how we harness innovation and what we want the patient experience to look like in 2032, with ambitious plans for action in several different areas’.
Charlotte Beardmore Executive Director of Professional Policy said:
'I encourage all members of the Radiography profession to contribute to this call for ideas, so the government can hear the voice of the profession who diagnosis and treat patients with cancer.'
The government consultation will run for a period of 8 weeks and is open to everyone aged 16 and over. You can respond as an individual, or on behalf of an organisation.
To contribute as an individual, please complete this online survey or if you would like to be part of the Society and College of Radiographers' organisational response, please send your ideas to [email protected] by Friday 25th March.
DHSC have now extended the consultation by a week, now closing at 11:45pm on 8 April 2022.
For further information, please see here.