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We respond to Royal College of Radiologists' 2023 Clinical Radiology and Oncology Census Reports

Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said:

“These reports reveal the devastating effects that the continually deepening workforce crisis is having on cancer care across the UK. They also highlight the bleak reality that without urgent action the worst could still be yet to come. 

 

“Despite the tireless work of NHS staff, shocking staff shortages are denying people with breast cancer a prompt diagnosis and access to life-changing treatments that could give them the best chance of survival.  

 

“The workforce is the bedrock of every aspect of breast cancer care. As such it’s vital that the next UK government, along with the current devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, prioritise urgently tackling the workforce crisis to ensure its sustainability for the future - this must include recruiting, training and retaining staff. Only then will cancer patients receive the care they deserve.  

 

“Anyone looking for support or information about breast cancer can speak to our expert nurses by calling our free helpline on 0808 800 6000.” 

 

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