NHS Cancer Plan

NHS Cancer Plan

A plan delineated in 2000 as the Department of Health’s response to the Calman Hine report (1995) on cancer services, which set out a comprehensive strategy to tackle cancer by linking prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and research. The Plan provides a detailed account of the government's investment in and reform of cancer services in England, aiming to reduce death rates and improve survival and quality of life for cancer sufferers by improving prevention, promoting early detection and effective screening practice, and guaranteeing high quality treatment and care nationally. The Cancer Plan is particularly committed to addressing health inequalities through setting new national and local targets for the reduction of smoking rates, setting new targets for the reduction of waiting times, establishing national standards for cancer services, investing in specialist palliative care, expanding and developing the cancer workforce, and making funds available to purchase equipment needed to facilitate interaction of multidisciplinary meetings with staff spread over different sites, cancer facilities, and cancer research.
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More than a decade after the last Government launched its NHS Cancer Plan and almost five years after its Cancer Reform Strategy, the gap in survival rates between England and the best-performing European countries has not closed, a parliamentary report said today.
MORE than a decade after the last government launched its NHS Cancer Plan the gap in survival rates between England and the best-performing European countries has not closed, a parliamentary report said today.
He led the development of England's NHS cancer plan in 2000 and was responsible for overseeing its implementation.
It is one of 30 set up under the NHS Cancer Plan, drawn up in 2001.
A target set in the NHS Cancer Plan of 2000 says 95% patients should be treated within two months of referral by their GP.
On the agenda will be the financial performance up until January 31, the performance report until December 31 and the NHS Cancer Plan update.
THE Government was warned today that its NHS cancer plan is in urgent need of reform to cope with the twin demands of an ageing population and the development of expensive new treatments.
The NAO report, Tackling cancer in England: Saving more lives, said the number of cases of cancer had increased by 31% between 1971 and 2000, when the NHS cancer plan was published.
Mr Reid acted after the publication of a three-year progress report on England's NHS Cancer Plan, which was launched in 2000.
The NHS Cancer Plan features a prominent role for expert patients, and i can is an ideal vehicle for bringing the current issues direct to people's doorsteps.
The NHS Cancer Plan announced that up to GBP1m would be spent on local tobaCco control alliances and GBP250k on a business partnership scheme to help employers develop schemes to help their employees give up smoking.
Pan Birmingham Cancer Network works closely with patients, health professionals and managers to help implement the NHS Cancer Plan for the people of Birmingham.