End the Capacity Crisis
Thousands of patients, NHS staff, campaigners, Members of Parliament and people with loved ones affected by bowel cancer have shown their support for our Capacity Crisis campaign. Here are just a few reasons the bowel cancer community has come together to call for a fully funded action plan to tackle NHS staff shortages in services that work to diagnose the disease.
Read our open letter calling for an end to the Capacity Crisis sent to the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Health ahead of the Government budget.
Now is a critical time to tackle these NHS staff shortages. This Autumn the new NHS 10 Year Plan will be published, and the Chancellor will be setting out what the Government will be spending in the Autumn Budget.
We’re calling on the Chancellor and the Department of Health and Social Care to agree to a fully funded action plan to tackle staff shortages in diagnostic services for bowel cancer. We cannot continue to paper over the cracks with short-term initiatives; we need a long-term solution to finally deal with this crisis in diagnostic services for bowel cancer. Now is the time to act.