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.

APPG CTYAC inquiry into patient experience

Mon 26 Feb '18

After a successful launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Teenagers & Young Adults with Cancer (APPG CTYAC) last year, we are now getting started on the Group's first inquiry into patient experience for children and young people with cancer across the UK.

A year in policy: past, present & future

Mon 15 Jan '18

Sasha Daly, our Head of Policy, takes a look at our 2017 and all the people we would like to thank, while looking ahead to 2018.

Our response to the announcements made at the 2017 Britain against Cancer conference

Tue 5 Dec '17

Today, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer published their inquiry into the progress of the 2015 cancer strategy, while Health Education England have announced their cancer workforce plans.

#YoungCancerVoices @ Find Your Sense of Tumour

Fri 1 Dec '17

Last week our Policy team took a little road trip to our over 18s Find Your Sense of Tumour weekend to reach some more #YoungCancerVoices and get more young people engaged in our work.

Our take on the annual cancer strategy progress report 2016-17

Wed 18 Oct '17

We welcome today’s report from NHS England but it’s disappointing to see how little focus there is on young cancer patients. Young people with cancer have a unique set of needs, which the Cancer Strategy acknowledges, but the recommendations specific to them have not been acted on.

Ruth's speech: Making Young Cancer Voices Heard

Tue 10 Oct '17

On 11 October we were excited to launch a brand new group which will make sure that young people with cancer have their opinions heard in Parliament.