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NHS Long Term Plan reveals bold cancer strategy, but doubts remain over its delivery

Ambitious plans for improved cancer diagnosis and care welcomed, but concerns remain about workforce shortages

Ambitious plans for improved cancer diagnosis and care welcomed, but concerns remain about workforce shortages

It is no surprise that cancer features heavily in the NHS Long Term Plan. After all, prime minister Theresa May used her speech at the Conservative Party conference to announce the new plans.

In October, she highlighted the new ambition to detect cancer earlier, saying that by 2028 three quarters of cases should be diagnosed at stages 1 and 2 compared with the half that currently are.

The plan gives further details about how this will be achieved. It says there will need to be greater awareness of the

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