Macmillan has published our first ever state-of-the-nation report, Cancer in the UK 2014.
It shows for the first time how the UK is performing against the Nine Outcomes – the issues that people affected by cancer have told us matter most to them. The report shows that although we know what good care looks like, and often see it, it is not being delivered consistently across the UK.
We want everyone playing a role in the delivery of cancer treatment to understand and think about all of these Nine Outcomes in the work they do. In addition, we are calling for governments to focus on three areas:
- delivering cancer outcomes that match the best in Europe
- ensuring all cancer patients are treated with the highest levels of dignity and respect, and supporting staff to deliver this
- improving end-of-life care for people with cancer.
All of us must work in partnership to deliver what people with cancer need. Together, we can help people reclaim their lives from cancer and ensure that no-one faces it alone, irrespective of who they are, where they live, or which cancer they have.
You can view the report on our website.