We are proud to work across all parties, and none, to be the voice for cancer patients.
We are clear that cancer care is about so much more than medicine. Improving screening, diagnostics and treatment have never been more important, but nor has preventing the estimated 40% of cancer that is preventable or helping people live better with, and, increasingly, beyond cancer.
Our ideas for the next Welsh Government:
As we approach the 2021 Senedd (Welsh Assembly) elections, and with party political manifestos being drawn up, we have published our own manifesto ‘More than Medicine: our ideas for the next Welsh Government’. We hope that the ideas in this document will give anyone seeking election next May, concrete, achievable – yet ambitious and imaginative – proposals for their term in office.
Our top priorities:
The next Welsh Government should…
Say ‘tara to tobacco’ – Set an ambitious ‘end game’ target date for the effective eradication of smoking in Wales, accompanied by a comprehensive and robust delivery plan.
Save our skins – Introduce a comprehensive national prevention strategy for skin cancer, including an Australian-style tanning salon licensing scheme.
Commit to cancer research – Fully endorse and commit to implementing the Cancer Research Strategy for Wales.
Reach into rugby clubs – Promote the uptake of FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) bowel cancer screening through targeted community focussed interventions.
Take treatment closer to home – Enable anyone undergoing treatment for cancer to access treatment closer to home, where clinically appropriate, via our Mobile Support Units.
Make it more than medicine – Provide individuals with information and psychosocial support before, during and after cancer treatment.
It is our sincere hope that our ideas will give the Welsh Government concrete and achievable proposals for their term in office.
If you’re a Member of the Senedd/Aelod y Senedd, we can provide individual briefings to help with a range of issues including constituency issues, casework or parliamentary research.
For more information please contact our Policy team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org