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Cancer services


This inquiry will ask why cancer outcomes in England continue to lag behind comparable countries internationally and examine evidence relating to the underlying causes of these differences.

We will also consider what impact disruption to cancer services during the covid-19 pandemic will have on efforts to catch up, and ask whether the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan will help close the gap with the best performing countries worldwide.

Find out more about the scope and the process of the inquiry

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 3 September 2021.

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Past events

Thursday 20 January 2022
10:30am Private
10:35am Public
Cancer services - Oral evidence 20 January 2022
  • Mark Foulkes (Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Judith Neptial, cancer patient
  • Maria Caulfield MP (Minister of State for Patient Safety and Primary Care at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • William Vineall (Director of NHS Quality, Safety and Investigations at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Dame Cally Palmer (National Cancer Director at NHS England)
  • Professor Peter Johnson (National Clinical Director for Cancer at NHS England)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 9 November 2021
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Cancer services - Oral evidence 9 November 2021
  • Katy Hall, Expert by experience
  • Professor David Baldwin (Chair at Lung Cancer Clinical Expert Group)
  • Anna Jewell (Chair at Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce)
  • Jane Lyons (Chief Executive at Cancer52)
  • Professor David Shackley (Director at Greater Manchester Cancer)
  • Ian Vousden (Programme Director at Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance)
  • Sarah Stevens (Deputy Director at National Disease Registration Service, NHS Digital)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 26 October 2021
9:00am Private
9:45am Public
Cancer services - Oral evidence 26 October 2021
  • Professor David Cunningham (Chair at Association of Cancer Physicians)
  • Professor Mike Griffin (President at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • Professor Pat Price (Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Chair at Action Radiotherapy)
  • Professor Nick James (Prostate and Bladder Cancer Team Leader at Institute of Cancer Research)
  • Baroness Delyth Morgan (Chief Executive Officer at Breast Cancer Now)
  • David Watson (Executive Director of Economic, Health and Commercial Policy at The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI))
  • Dr Philippa Hetherington, Expert by experience
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 14 September 2021
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
Cancer services - Oral evidence 14 September 2021
  • Dr Jeanette Dickson (President at The Royal College of Radiologists)
  • Dr Andrew Millar (Rapid Diagnostic Centre Lead at North Central London Cancer Alliance)
  • Dr Richard Roope (Clinical Adviser for Cancer at Royal College of General Practitioners)
  • Andrea Brady, person with lived experience
  • Sir Harpal Kumar (President at GRAIL Europe)
  • Michelle Mitchell (Chief Executive Officer at Cancer Research UK)
  • Professor Peter Sasieni (Academic Director at King's College London, Clinical Trials Unit)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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