What is our new campaign about?
Our What Are We Waiting For? campaign calls on governments across the UK to make sure everyone with cancer gets the treatment they need, when they need it.
New research from Macmillan suggests that at least 100,000 people with cancer across the UK have been affected. There have been increased delays in being diagnosed and starting treatment. NHS staff are doing the very best they can, but the system is struggling.
What are we asking for?
Our What Are We Waiting For? campaign asks governments across the UK to make the investments needed in the NHS. We need long-term funding plans and extra NHS staff to provide care and support to meet the needs of people with cancer. Cancer can affect a person’s whole life, from their physical and emotional health, to finances and employment.
We need leaders to take action now. The main areas our campaign focuses on are:
Governments must provide dedicated funding and support to:
Then people living with cancer can get the treatment they need, when they need it.
How can you help?
Whether you have been affected by delays to your cancer tests or treatment, or you're an NHS professional struggling to keep up - you can share your story here to help make a difference.