Cancer: Staff:Written question - 220151

Asked on: 12 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Cancer: Staff
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming workforce implementation plan will include a plan to grow the workforce in key specialties for diagnosing and treating cancer.
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 20 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 staff working on cancer, consider additional staff and skills required, build a supportive working culture in the NHS and ensure first rate leadership for NHS staff.

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