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Health Professions: Cancer

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 155729, tabled on 19 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the shortage of specialist cancer staff in the NHS workforce.

Answered on

25 April 2022

We are investing an additional £50 million in 2022/23 to further expand the cancer and diagnostics workforce. Between 2016 and 2021, the annual growth rate of the overall cancer workforce has remained between 3 to 4%. The forthcoming 10 Year Cancer Plan will also ensure we have the right workforce in place.