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Breast Cancer: Health Professions

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 218843, tabled on 8 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will commit to fully funding the Workforce Implementation Plan to tackle shortages in the breast cancer workforce.

Answered on

18 February 2019

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has commissioned Baroness Dido Harding, working closely with Sir David Behan, to lead a number of programmes to engage with key National Health Service interests to develop a detailed workforce implementation plan. These programmes will consider detailed proposals to grow the workforce rapidly, including the breast cancer workforce, consider additional staff and skills required, build a supportive working culture in the NHS and ensure first rate leadership for NHS staff.