Improving survival rates for cancer must be a priority

01 Aug 2012
Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister, has raised concerns that the
new proposed NHS Commissioning Outcomes Framework has omitted key cancer
survival indicators. She said:

‘I think this needs an urgent rethink, because improving survival rates for cancer
needs to be a priority.  Key cancer survival indicators must be included
in the framework in order to give the fight against cancer the focus it needs.’


1)  NICE has published new proposed indicators for the commissioning outcomes
framework.  The only cancer indicator listed is “Under 75 mortality rate
from cancer”.

2)  Macmillan Cancer Support responds to NHS Commissioning Outcomes Framework omitting key
cancer survival indicators:

For more information please call Gabe Trodd on 020 7219 4426

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