Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar: Next steps for cancer policy – prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Published on: 24th October 2017

23 May 2018
9am - 1pm


Guest of Honour: Prof Aileen Keel, IHDP

This seminar assesses progress made in implementation of the Scottish Government’s Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action strategy – and priorities for further action. It also takes place as the Scottish Government unveils plans to introduce ‘Frank’s Law’, which would extend free personal care to under 65s from April 2019.

Delegates will examine the impact of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce in implementing recommendations from the Beating Cancer strategy – including measures to improve access standards and priorities for screening and diagnosis following the expansion of the Detect Cancer Early programme – as well as the impact of the Scottish Government’s £3m investment in improving diagnostics capacity.

Further sessions will address the challenges and opportunities for prevention and reducing health inequalities, increasing access to treatment including radiotherapy and delivering recommendations from the Montgomery Review; improving the experience of patients with cancer and survivorship; and key issues for cancer research. Delegates will also consider the next steps for improving care for children with cancer, in light of the Cancer Plan for Children and Young People in Scotland 2016-2019.

Find our more and book your place on the Scottish Policy Conferences website.

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