In a letter from the One Cancer Voice group of charities, of which Lymphoma Action is a member, we have asked the Government to review the investment needed to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. The letter highlights the key issues that cancer services face, along with the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term plan that require investment from the Government in order for them to be delivered.
We are asking the Government to take four actions at the spending review:
- Address gaps in the cancer workforce, and invest in equipment to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care
- Level up on cancer to address the issues which mean people from more deprived areas are disproportionately affected by cancer
- Strengthen investment in cancer research and development
- Re-commit to the cancer care commitments made in the NHS Long-Term plan of ensuring everyone has access to personalised care, tailored according to their unique needs.
Ahead of the Autumn spending review, we are also asking people to sign this Parliamentary Petition and support our call to the Government for urgent investment in the NHS cancer workforce.