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Inquiry into progress made to date on implementing the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan

The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee undertook an inquiry into progress made to date on implementing the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan.

 

The terms of reference for the inquiry were to examine the progress made in implementing the Cancer Delivery Plan in Wales including:

  • Whether Wales is on course to achieve the outcomes and performance measures, as set out in the Cancer Delivery Plan, by 2016;
  • Progress made in reducing the inequalities gap in cancer incidence and mortality rates;
  • The effectiveness of cancer screening services and the level of take-up across the population of Wales, particularly the harder to reach groups;
  • Whether patients across Wales can access the care required (for example, access to diagnostic testing or out-of-hours care) in an appropriate setting and in a timely manner;
  • The level of collaborative working across sectors, especially between the NHS and third sector, to ensure patients receive effective person-centred care from multi-disciplinary teams; and
  • Whether the current level of funding for cancer services is appropriate, used effectively and provides value for money.

 

Evidence from the Public

 

The Committee held a public consultation to gather evidence on this topic.

 

Engagement activity

 

Note of workshops held in May 2014

 

Note of focus group discussion, 14 May 2014

 

Additional information

 

Additional information from the Minister for Health and Social Services (PDF, 247KB)

 

Storify

 

The Committee produced a Storify of the inquiry.

 

The Committee’s report

 

The Committee reported (PDF, 691KB) in October 2014. A summary of the report (PDF, 552KB) is also available. The Welsh Government responded (PDF, 195KB) in December 2014.

 

Plenary debate

 

The Plenary debate on the Committee’s report on the inquiry into progress made to date on implementing the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan took place on 10 December 2014.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 10/02/2014

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Consultations

 

 

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