The 60 members of the Cancer Campaigning Group have an ambition for the Government, the charity and voluntary sector, industry, the NHS, public health and social care systems, and the research and academic community to deliver truly world-class cancer outcomes.
England’s one-, five-, and ten-year cancer survival rates have improved significantly over the last forty years. In the 1970s, 1 in 4 people survived their cancer for ten years; today that figure has doubled to 1 in 29. However, our survival rates continue to lag behind comparable European countries and, more importantly, this gap is not closing. Continuing to improve our survival rates will depend on meeting the highest standards of quality in six key areas: prevention and public health; screening; early diagnosis; treatments, services and commissioning; survivorship; and research. In this report, we set out our visions for the future of cancer for these six areas: long-term ambitions to deliver world-leading cancer outcomes. The Cancer Campaigning Group strongly supports a joined-up approach between the Government, NHS England, Public Health England, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities, strategic clinical networks and all relevant stakeholders to drive and implement high quality national strategic direction and evidence-based policy change.
The full report can be found here CCG report – Shifting gears – bringing England’s cancer outcomes in line with the best in Europe FINAL