Danny Kinahan – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Danny Kinahan on 2015-12-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will implement the recommendations made in the Independent Cancer Taskforce’s new Cancer Strategy.

Jane Ellison

The Independent Cancer Taskforce published its report, Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes, in July this year. It identified improving support for people living with and beyond cancer, and improving long-term quality of life as high priorities.

NHS England is currently working with partners across the health system to determine how best to take forward the recommendations of the Taskforce report. A cross-system Cancer Transformation Board, chaired by the new National Cancer Director, Cally Palmer, will be established to oversee implementation of the strategy, and will have its first meeting in early 2016. The Transformation Board will formulate more detailed plans for implementation of the report’s recommendations based on the final outcome of the spending review. More details will be available in early 2016.