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Our Greater Manchester Cancer Plan sets out how we plan to tackle cancer in the region between 2017 and 2021.

Cancer survival rates in Manchester are improving. A cancer patient diagnosed here today has the same chance of surviving as the average for England as a whole. However, there remains a lot of work to do to give the people of Greater Manchester cancer services that match the best in the world. This is the first time that health and social care organisations have come together across a whole region to develop an action plan to tackle cancer.

The plan has been developed through consultation and engagement with the whole Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, including people affected by cancer. This morning the plan was ratified at the partnership’s highest level – the Strategic Partnership Board.

Read the public summary of the plan here

Read the full detailed version of the plan here

NHS Long Term Plan Response

In January 2019, the NHS published its Long Term Plan – a ten year forward-plan detailing its strategy across the healthcare system, including cancer services and survival.

Greater Manchester Cancer has considered the plan in full and in turn produced a detailed response for its cancer targets and recommendations. Our Long Term Plan response is able to view below.