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A shared vision for a strategic review of the cancer workforce
The cancer strategy for England states: ‘Health Education England should work with NHS England, charities, and others to develop a vision for the future shape and skills mix of the workforce required to deliver a modern, holistic patient-centred cancer service. This review should consider training needs for both new and existing NHS staff and should report by the end of 2016.'
NHS England and Government have committed to taking forward the recommendations of the cancer strategy. The implementation plan published by the National Cancer Transformation Board states that ‘we will develop a vision by March 2017 for the future shape and skills mix of the workforce required to deliver a modern, holistic patient-centred cancer service, in particular focussing on the workforce needs highlighted in the review.'
In May 2016, Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support hosted an engagement event to build consensus across the cancer community on how the review should be taken forward. This consensus document is the result of this event and wider discussions amongst the cancer community.
Building a cancer workforce that delivers for patients today and tomorrow (May 2023)
Comprehensive Spending Review 2021 CRUK submission
Comprehensive Spending Review 2020
Shoulder to Shoulder MP Pledge 2020
Cancer sector letter to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State website (October 2019)
Shoulder to Shoulder MP Pledge 2019
CRUK policy statement on the future of the NHS cancer workforce in England (September 2019)
CRUK priorities for the 2019 Spending Review (August 2019)
Open letter to Conservative leadership candidates (June 2019)
CRUK Briefing – Will the NHS Long Term Plan help us diagnose cancer earlier? (March 2019)
CRUK Briefing - The cancer workforce in the NHS long-term plan (November 2018)
Securing a cancer workforce for the best outcomes (November 2018) - short report
Securing a cancer workforce for the best outcomes (November 2018) - full report
Cancer Research UK Topol Response (September 2018)
Health Education England Phase 2 consultation response
Our statement on the strategic cancer workforce review