But cancer survival is below the European average, especially for people aged over 75, and especially when measured at one year after diagnosis compared with five years.
It sets out a delivery plan that ensures the NHS in England has the right numbers of skilled staff to provide high quality care and services to cancer patients at each stage in their care — from accurate early diagnosis and treatment to living with cancer and end of life care.
The plan responds to the independent Cancer Taskforce which set out a strategy to radically improve diagnosis, longer term quality of life and experiences for people who are affected by cancer in England.
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An update on progress towards meeting the ambitions described in our Cancer Workforce Plan is now available to download. In it we set out the key developments to increase supply through speciality training, to create new routes into the cancer workforce and to upskill existing staff.
In July , the NHS was tasked with developing the Long Term Plan LTP setting out how the service intends to deliver major improvements in key areas including transforming cancer care. This was followed by a multi-year workforce plan — the interim People Plan. Health Education England HEE has today launched a comprehensive cancer workforce plan that sets out how it will make sure the NHS has enough staff with the right skills to deliver improvements for people affected by cancer over the next three years.
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