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Published on 19 June 2014

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All-party Parliamentary Group on Cancer responds to one-year cancer survival figures

NHS England presented, for the first time within the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Outcomes Indicator Set (a key tool in monitoring CCGs’ progress), local one-year survival figures for all cancers in England.
John Baron, MP and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), said: “Since 2009, the APPGC has been campaigning for the NHS to focus on earlier diagnosis, and I believe today’s publication will make a real difference by measuring the performance of each CCG for the very first time.

NHS England presented, for the first time within the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Outcomes Indicator Set (a key tool in monitoring CCGs’ progress), local one-year survival figures for all cancers in England.
John Baron, MP and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), said: “Since 2009, the APPGC has been campaigning for the NHS to focus on earlier diagnosis, and I believe today’s publication will make a real difference by measuring the performance of each CCG for the very first time.
“Putting one-year cancer survival figures up in lights will encourage underperforming CCGs to promote initiatives to improve earlier diagnosis. These could include better uptake of screening, better GP training, access to diagnostic tests at Primary Care or better awareness campaigns.
“My Parliamentary Colleagues and I will be working with NHS England and the Government to ensure that this new information is put to good use. With this vital tool in the toolbox, the NHS will start to improve survival rates with a view to matching its peers on the Continent. This is vital if the Government is to meet its target of saving an additional 5,000 lives from cancer each year.”



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