Our policy work
We make sure decision-makers across government, the NHS and public health sector in the four nations of the UK hear the voices of young people with cancer on key issues.
Our policy work influences positive change in young people’s experiences of cancer for them and their families. From the funding and development of specialist facilities to improving young people’s diagnosis, experience and outcomes, our information and expertise help shape decisions made at local and national level.
Our coalition partners include Cancer 52, One Cancer Voice, Scottish Cancer Coalition, Specialised Healthcare Alliance and Wales Cancer Alliance. We also work closely with Parliamentarians, commissioners, civil servants, professional bodies and other charities.
Our impact across the UK
In Westminster, we work with MPs, Ministers and Peers to drive change for young people with cancer. We are also part of the stakeholder group which supports the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer. The group brings together MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum to campaign together to improve cancer services and debate key issues affecting cancer patients and their families and carers.
We work with MSPs, Cabinet Secretaries, Committees and the Cross Party Group on Cancer in the Scottish Parliament. Through our membership of the Scottish Cancer Coalition, we work with other organisations to ensure cancer remains a policy priority for the Scottish Government and to ensure the unique needs of young people with cancer are represented.
We work in coalition through the Wales Cancer Alliance with other cancer charities in Wales to influence legislation and keep cancer on the political agenda.
We work with the Northern Ireland Executive and in coalition with other charities to support their work to improve outcomes for young people with cancer and to raise the issues that matter most to them.