Tuesday 5th December 2017

Teenage Cancer Trust welcomes the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer’s (APPGC) inquiry into the progress of the 2015 cancer strategy for England and Health Education England’s statement on cancer workforce plans. Overall it’s disappointing to see how little focus there has been 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.

We support the APPGC’s focus on workforce as one of the most pressing issues facing the NHS, and will work with Health Education England to inform their strategy in 2018 and ensure the needs of teenagers and young adults are represented.