Earlier this month, Christopher Pincher MP was one of over 200 Members of Parliament who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s latest campaign. The charity used its well loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning reception in Parliament to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the line”.
The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in training the next generation of cancer nurses, whose numbers need to double by 2030 to ensure that people living with cancer get the support they need.
At the event, Mr Pincher spoke with Macmillan professionals and heard about the concerns of people living with cancer.
Commenting Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher said:
“It is clear that specialist cancer nurses do an invaluable job in supporting people through their illness: from diagnosis, to treatment, and beyond.
“As the NHS recovers from the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic, we must build back stronger and better. And part of this is to grow and back our specialist cancer nurse workforce in order to be set up for the future.
“The Macmillan event on 8 September allowed me to show mine and Tamworth’s support to the specialist cancer nurses who do so much to help the growing population of those living with cancer, which is set to rise to 4 million by 2030.
“Here in Tamworth we have a brilliant Macmillan fundraising team, whose contributions are greatly appreciated. Residents deserve to get the very best out of cancer services, should they ever need them. By continuing to work with Macmillan Cancer Support on the crucial issues they champion, I will work to ensure that local people get the support that they deserve through their illness.”