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 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.
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...
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