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Cancer services

Inquiry

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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Twelfth Report - Cancer services
Inquiry Cancer services
HC 551
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Cancer Services: Government Response to the Committee’s Twelfth Report of 2021-22
HC 345
Government Response
Fourth Special Report - Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of cancer services in England
Work Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of cancer services in England (Non-inquiry session), and Cancer services (Inquiry)
HC 1025
Special Report
Corresondence from the National Cancer Director on the Cancer services inquiry
Inquiry Cancer services
Correspondence
Letter from the National Cancer Director and National Clinical Director on Cancer services dated 17.01.22
Inquiry Cancer services
Correspondence
Letter from Jeanette Dickson providing further information requested by the Committee on Cancer services dated 28.09.21
Inquiry Cancer services
Correspondence

Oral evidence transcripts

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20 January 2022
Inquiry Cancer services
Oral Evidence
9 November 2021
Inquiry Cancer services
Oral Evidence
26 October 2021
Inquiry Cancer services
Oral Evidence
Cancer Research UK (CSV0065)
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (CSV0054)
Mark Foulkes (Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse and Nurse Consultant at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust) (CSV0063)

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