The Policy Team's June Round Up

Mon 1 Jul '19

June was a busy month for our hardworking Policy team. Ellen Ferris, our Policy and Public Affairs Executive, has put together an update about everything they've been working on!

NHS England Public Consultation on Children, Teenage and Young Adult's Cancer Service Specifications

Thu 6 Jun '19

Help us make sure that young people with cancer get the support they need throughout and beyond treatment.

Teenage Cancer Trust responds to Department for Education draft guidance

Wed 27 Feb '19

The Department for Education have this week published their draft guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education, and Health Education in England.

Young people with cancer first to receive ground-breaking CAR-T Therapy

Tue 27 Nov '18

On 27 November 2018, NHS England announced that a groundbreaking new treatment will be available to some children and young people with cancer from this week.

Help UK students access vital Cancer Education

Fri 19 Oct '18

We're holding a series of talks at Portcullis House on 15th November to show MPs why cancer education should be part of school's health education. You can help by contacting your MP to encourage them to attend!

Teenage Cancer Trust's Priorities for the NHS Long Term Plan

Tue 16 Oct '18

The NHS is currently drawing up its Long Term Plan to decide how it will change and improve over the next decade. We want teenagers and young adults with cancer to be a priority within the NHS over the next ten years and we've identified several key areas to focus on.

August Policy Blog: Imogen goes to Parliament!

Wed 1 Aug '18

In July, Imogen, a young person treated on a Teenage Cancer Trust, spoke at a NHS 70th Birthday event in Parliament about the importance of the National Health Service. In our latest policy blog, she shares how it was to talk alongside senior politicians.

Cancer Minister and NHS Director Grilled in Parliamentary Scrutiny Session by Young Cancer Survivor

Fri 27 Apr '18

On Wednesday, Katie, a 24-year-old former cancer patient questioned healthcare experts on patient experience for children and young people with cancer, in a scrutiny session set up by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (APPG CTYAC).

Your data: why it matters

Mon 9 Apr '18

Public Health England and Teenage Cancer Trust are working to increase young people’s awareness of the cancer registry and its uses.

Rona Mackay SNP MSP and Teenage Cancer Trust calling for cancer education in all Scottish schools

Thu 29 Mar '18

We're supporting a campaign to ensure that every school in Scotland has a cancer education awareness programme for young people. The motion to debate the need to make sure that every young person is educated about cancer and commending the work already carried out by Teenage Cancer Trust in Scotland, is being spearheaded by Rona Mackay MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden and was discussed at Members Business debate in Parliament at Holyrood.