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Staff shortages are impeding efforts to improve cancer outcomes in England

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3901 (Published 12 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3901
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. London

Cancer specialists have called for action to tackle the staff shortages that threaten plans to improve care and outcomes for people with cancer.

In July 2015 the Independent Cancer Taskforce published a five year strategy for achieving world class outcomes in England by 2020.1 Sarah Woolnough, a taskforce member and Cancer Research UK’s head of policy, spoke about the progress that had been made during the last year at a cancer care seminar in London on 11 July. …

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