Analysis

Time for action on the shortfalls in the cancer nursing workforce

Health Education England chief says problems are ever-increasing and a plan of action needs to be implemented urgently

Health Education England chief says problems are ever-increasing and a plan of action needs to be implemented now

Leaders at Health Education England (HEE) are promising to act on the findings of the long-awaited audit of the cancer nursing workforce in England.

HEE says phase two of the Cancer Workforce Plan is expected to be published later this year, and will build on the original proposals set out in December 2017.

Plans for nursing were largely absent from that document as the Macmillan Cancer Support audit was under way.

4,020

specialist cancer nurse roles (Macmillan 2017)

But HEE chief nurse Lisa Bayliss-Pratt says now is the time to act.

Once the phase two report is published, Professor Bayliss-Pratt says there will be detailed conversations with the cancer alliances to develop local plans that plug the

...

Want to read more?

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first three months:

  • Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Cancer Nursing Practice
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests

This article is not available as part of an institutional subscription. Why is this?

Jobs