September policy update

Fri 25 Sep '15

Welcome to the September update from Teenage Cancer Trust’s policy team. We’ve been continuing our work across all 4 UK nations to raise the issues that matter most to young people with cancer, while our services in Bristol had a visit from CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens. Read on to find out more.

August policy update

Wed 26 Aug '15

Since our last post in July there's been lots of activity in the policy and public affairs world. The Conservative Government reached its 100th day in power, while the Labour leadership contest rumbles on towards its conclusion in mid-September.

Independent Cancer Taskforce report calls for cancer education in secondary schools

Mon 20 Jul '15

The Independent Cancer Taskforce’s new report, published today, specifically calls on NHS England and Public Health England to consider rolling out a cancer education programme in secondary schools based on evidence from Teenage Cancer Trust’s model.

Government delays decision on PSHE education in schools

Fri 17 Jul '15

On 16 July the Department for Education responded to the Education Committee's report into PSHE education.

Our response to new NICE guidance on suspected cancer

Tue 23 Jun '15

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have today published updated referral guidelines for GPs who suspect a patient may have cancer.

General Election – Manifestos published

Wed 15 Apr '15

This week the political parties have released their manifestos in advance of the UK General Election on 7 May. Manifestos set out some key pledges for what each party would do if they form a government from 2015-2020. We’ve been reviewing these documents to check for commitments that could impact on young people with cancer and the issues that matter to them.

Running up to the General Election

Tue 7 Apr '15

With only a few weeks to go until the next UK General Election, we’re working to ensure that cancer stays on the political agenda. We’ve been attending party conferences, meeting stakeholders and providing information and expertise to decision makers.

Put Fans First

Wed 18 Feb '15

Frustrated when you can’t get tickets to see your favourite band, only to see tickets appear on secondary ticketing sites for more money?

Labour party backs education programme

Tue 9 Dec '14

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham will announce today that a Labour Government will make our cancer awareness sessions available to every school in England.

Teenage Cancer Trust at the 2014 Political Party Conferences

Fri 10 Oct '14

This month we’ve been at the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour party conferences to meet with MPs and raise awareness of the issues facing young people with cancer.