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Tenovus Cancer Care is committed to keeping people affected by cancer at the heart of our thinking and discussions. We have created the All-Wales Cancer Community to engage with us on the issues that are important to them. The All-Wales Cancer Community will have a say on the decisions that are being made at a political level in Wales that will directly impact on them and other people who are affected by cancer. The Policy and Public Affairs Manager will identify opportunities for this to happen. Examples of this include, but are not limited to:

  • Joint meetings with Senedd Members.
  • Speaking at Tenovus Cancer Care events about personal experiences.
  • Forums with lots of people from the All-Wales Cancer Community who want to take part in discussions on what is going well with cancer identification, early diagnosis, treatment, care and support, as well as what has not gone so well and what needs to happen to ensure positive change.
  • Sessions to discuss Tenovus Cancer Care policy priorities to influence the government going forwards.

We want to engage with people affected by cancer from the start, helping us to bring our vision to life in a meaningful way for people affected by cancer in Wales.

Current work and opportunities to get involved

Recent Senedd briefings

Issues of interest to people affected by cancer are regularly raised in the Welsh Parliament. Your Senedd Members secure opportunities to scrutinise the Welsh Government, share different viewpoints and propose new approaches.

We help MSs with this work through the production of briefing papers and speaking to them.  These papers provide MSs with cancer patient experiences; insight and evidence; and sets out the change we want to see happen.

October 2022 - Don't leave metastatic breast cancer patients in Wales behind – Our Senedd briefing here.

March 2023 - Improving Stomach and Oesophageal Cancer Outcomes in Wales – read our Senedd briefing here.

Welsh Government Consultations When Government has an idea for something they normally ask the public what they think about it. As the voice of people affected by cancer in Wales, we respond to these consultations by telling Government what we think and helping shape cancer policy for the future.

We will ask the All-Wales Cancer Community to support us with our responses to Government consultations to ensure that their views are heard.

Recent Consultations (2023)

Health and Care Research Wales: Draft NHS Research and Development Framework – our consultation response here

Health Committee’s call for evidence for submissions to inform the Gynaecological Cancers Inquiry - our response here

Recent Consultations (2022)

Developing a National Framework for Social Prescribing - our response here

Lung Cancer Adult Screening Programme - our responses here and here.

A Smoke Free Wales by 2030 - our response here.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours Inquiry: Pathway to a Cure
Call for Written Evidence – Charity Funders - our response here

Health and Social Care Committee’s call for evidence to inform the Endoscopy Services: Follow-up Inquiry – our response here

Contact our Policy and Public Affairs Manager

If you have any questions about our policy and influencing work, please email:

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010