Cancer: NHS plan ‘no longer fit for purpose’, warns researcher

A long-term NHS plan that promised “extraordinary improvements” in cancer diagnosis and survival should be “repeated and re-examined”, a leading researcher has said.

Richard Sullivan, director of the Institute of Cancer Policy at King’s College London, said there was “a complete disconnect between politics and the reality of what is happening on the ground.”

Speaking at the Westminster Health Forum on Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care in England on November 7, he added: “Morale, stress, burnout is reported by almost 100% of service managers. . . …

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