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Take action for the NHS cancer workforce

The impact of COVID-19 has exposed the terrible strain that the NHS cancer workforce has been under for years. Alongside a number of other cancer charities, we are calling on the Government to use the Spending Review to fund the additional provision of staff to diagnose, treat, and care for cancer patients. 

This issue cannot be ignored any longer. Unless the Government puts forward a fully funded plan to increase the number of staff in the cancer workforce, this crisis is set to get even worse. 

At Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, we have joined with a coalition of cancer charities and APPGs to urge the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to use the Spending Review to ensure the Government invests in the cancer workforce, including specialist nurses and diagnostic staff. 


Get involved

You can help us by signing this petition, sharing it on social media, and asking your Member of Parliament to support it too. 

“Invest urgently in the NHS cancer workforce in the autumn Spending Review”

Tweet one of the following messages: 

  1. The cancer care workforce is under immense pressure. With 1 in 2 of us being impacted by cancer in our lifetime, it is vital that the Govt invests in the crucial NHS staff who work so hard to care for people living with cancer. Sign the petition here: 
  2. The Autumn Spending Review gives politicians the power to invest in our struggling cancer workforce. Campaign with us to show the Govt just how important funding our cancer care professionals is. Sign the petition here:
  3. Covid-19 has exposed the pressure those working in cancer care have experienced for years. Now, the NHS runs the risk of simply not being able to care for everyone with cancer. We need the Govt to invest in the cancer workforce. Sign the petition here:
  4. There is a crisis in cancer care. Without urgent investment, shortages in the cancer care workforce are set to get worse. The Govt must act now. Sign the petition here: 

One Cancer Voice

Alongside 50 other cancer charities, we have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer - Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister – Boris Johnson, & the Secretary of State for Health – Sajid Javid, calling on them to use the upcoming Spending Review to urgently invest in the cancer workforce.

Date last updated: 
07 Oct 2021
Date due for review: 
07 Oct 2021