Working with the National Assembly for Wales
Wales has some of the highest incidences of cancer in the UK and indeed Europe. Much of this is connected with the relatively high levels of deprivation found in Wales.
We work with the 60 AMs from the five political parties in the Assembly, advising them on health policy and developments in cancer research.
Find out more about our work in Wales
We want to ensure that cancer remains one of the main health priorities for the Welsh Assembly Government. One of the ways we help do this is by running the bi-annual Wales Cancer conference. This brings together politicians, doctors, nurses, scientists and patients to discuss cancer issues.
Assembly Members of all parties support our events in both the National Assembly and in their constituencies. In addition, we provide the Secretariat to the All Party Group on Cancer, which meets regularly to hear from cancer experts. And we produce a regular Assembly Newsletter.
We campaign to influence legislation in Wales. We supported the Assembly in its bid to gain the powers it needs to make all workplaces and enclosed public places in Wales smokefree. We worked closely with the Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee during their Inquiry into the Use and Regulation of Sunbeds and are working with the Welsh Assembly Government to ensure that the regulations set out in the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 are implemented as soon as possible in Wales. The Act will impose a ban on under 18 year olds from using sunbeds and will require all sunbeds saloons to be staffed.
Click here to contact us to find out more about our work in Wales.
About the National Assembly for Wales
For more detailed information visit the National Assembly for Wales website.
Question about cancer? Contact our information nurse team