National Assembly for Wales’ Health
and Social Care Committee undertook an inquiry into progress made to date
on implementing the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan.
terms of reference for the inquiry were to examine the progress made in
implementing the Cancer Delivery Plan in Wales including:
- Whether Wales is on course to achieve
the outcomes and performance measures, as set out in the Cancer Delivery
Plan, by 2016;
- Progress made in reducing the
inequalities gap in cancer incidence and mortality rates;
- The effectiveness of cancer screening
services and the level of take-up across the population of Wales,
particularly the harder to reach groups;
- Whether patients across Wales can access
the care required (for example, access to diagnostic testing or
out-of-hours care) in an appropriate setting and in a timely manner;
- The level of collaborative working
across sectors, especially between the NHS and third sector, to ensure
patients receive effective person-centred care from multi-disciplinary
- Whether the current level of funding for
cancer services is appropriate, used effectively and provides value for
Evidence from the Public
Committee held a public consultation to gather evidence
on this topic.
of workshops held in May 2014
of focus group discussion, 14 May 2014
information from the Minister for Health and Social Services (PDF, 247KB)
Committee produced a Storify
of the inquiry.
The Committee’s report
reported (PDF, 691KB) in October 2014.
of the report (PDF, 552KB) is also available. The
Government responded (PDF,
195KB) in December 2014.
The Plenary debate on the Committee’s report on the
inquiry into progress made to date on implementing the Welsh Government’s
Cancer Delivery Plan took place on 10