Susan Morris, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: “Macmillan welcomes the Welsh Government’s updated Cancer Delivery Plan and its commitment to delivering the best care and support to people affected by cancer in Wales.
“We are pleased the plan aims to have outcomes and services that match the best in Europe and wants to tackle the inequalities which mean that people from our most deprived communities are more likely to develop cancer than those in our least deprived areas.
“A cancer diagnosis can affect so many parts of a person’s life so we are pleased the plan commits to people being offered a key worker, a needs assessment and a care plan as well as information on where to access welfare benefits advice.
“It is also good to see the plan’s commitment to repeating cancer patient experience surveys, which capture people with cancer’s views on their care and can support health boards to share best practice and pinpoint where improvements are needed.
“Macmillan Wales looks forward to supporting the plan’s ambitions by working in partnership with the health boards and other partners through our services including our £3.3m Macmillan Framework for Cancer in Primary Care programme.”