To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commit to reviewing the cancer ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan in the context of the backlog of cancer treatment, increasing cancer prevalence and impact of the covid-19 outbreak on cancer patients.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
7 July 2021
The Department’s cancer strategy is incorporated as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and the National Health Service remains committed to delivering on the Plan.
In March 2021, NHS England and NHS Improvement published the 2021/22 Priorities and Operational Planning Guidance. This sets out the priorities for the NHS, including the backlog of cancer treatment, increasing early diagnosis of and the impact of the outbreak on cancer patients.