The early diagnosis of cancer is essential in improving patients chances of survival. Yet under the Conservatives, the length of time cancer patients wait for diagnosis and treatment has risen every single year since 2010.
The Covid-19 pandemic placed immense pressure on our NHS, and has resulted in a backlog of undiagnosed disease. I know how hard our local NHS teams are working to clear the backlog, but they need support from central government.
Labour has set out our plans to double the number of medical school and healthcare professional training places in the UK, to address the current workforce crisis and ensure there is a clear plan to meet future needs >>