To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes that November is lung cancer awareness month.
2. Regrets that only 6.6% of Welsh patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis and that Wales lags behind the rest of the UK and Europe in cancer survival rates.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
(a) take action to improve five year lung cancer survival rates in Wales;
(b) improve diagnostic services and speed up access to diagnostic tests;
(c) deliver improvements to end of life care;
(d) ensure that people's individual needs, priorities and preferences for end of life case can be identified, documented, reviewed, respected and acted upon; and
(e) guarantee access to everyone who needs specialist palliative care services.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 03/11/2016
Decision due: 2 Nov 2016 by Plenary
Lead member: Neil Hamilton AM