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John Baron MP opens ‘Britain Against Cancer’ conference and highlights ‘inconvenient truth’

December 6, 2016
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MP says NHS must focus more on outcome indicators if it is to close the gap with international survival rate averages This morning John Baron MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), opened the annual ‘Britain Against Cancer’ (BAC) conference. One of the UK’s largest one-day cancer conferences, BAC brings together...
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APPG ON CANCER HOSTS 2016 ‘BRITAIN AGAINST CANCER’ CONFERENCE

December 2, 2016
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6th DECEMBER, 9.00am ONWARDS AT CENTRAL HALL, WESTMINSTER APPG ON CANCER WELCOMES KEYNOTE SPEAKERS On Tuesday (6th December) the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) will be hosting one of the largest annual cancer conferences in the UK, ‘Britain Against Cancer’. Now in its 18th year, the conference welcomes high profile speakers including the...
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John Baron MP secures Westminster Hall cancer debate

October 14, 2016
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MP says earlier diagnosis good for both patients and NHS On Tuesday (18th October), John Baron MP will lead a Westminster Hall debate on ‘Earlier Cancer Diagnosis and NHS Finances’. The debate will highlight the significant cost savings to the NHS of earlier diagnosis, as late-stage aggressive treatments are more costly, as well as...
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John Baron MP raises cancer at Health Questions

October 11, 2016
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MP highlights earlier diagnosis is beneficial for patients and taxpayers During Health Questions today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP raised the importance of earlier diagnosis of cancer. John has been the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer since 2009. John asked, “What steps his Department is taking to model...
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John Baron MP responds to NHS ‘OFSTED’ cancer ratings

October 5, 2016
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MP: ratings show CCGs must improve earlier diagnosis Yesterday the first ‘OFSTED’-style ratings for each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were published, setting out how each CCG is faring on cancer care and treatment in their area. According to the ratings, 86% of CCGs are letting down patients through late diagnosis, delayed treatment and poor...
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John Baron MP urges people to attend workshops on NHS programme

October 5, 2016
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MP says have your say on changes to NHS John Baron MP has today encouraged the public to attend workshops on the 6th October in Basildon and 12th October in Billericay operated by Mid and South Essex Success Regime. These workshops provide an opportunity to residents to shape proposals for the transformations to local...
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John Baron MP urges people to respond to NHS consultation

July 18, 2016
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MP says have your say on local NHS services John Baron MP has today urged the public to respond to the Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group’s ‘Fit for the Future’ public consultation. The consultation aims to shape future service provision and runs from 11th July with the option to attend local meetings. John...
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John Baron MP: Parliament recognises progress in Improving Cancer Survival Rates

July 13, 2016
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John Baron MP: Parliament recognises progress in Improving Cancer Survival Rates

APPGC presents awards to top 20 ‘most improved’ CCGs at Summer Reception At its annual Summer Reception, held at the Palace of Westminster on 6th July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) recognised the progress made by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country in improving one year cancer survival rates. The best...
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John Baron MP welcomes NHS England’s Cancer Implementation Plan

May 12, 2016
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MP says focus on earlier diagnosis, workforce issues and recovery packages is needed Tomorrow (12th May) Cally Palmer, National Director for Cancer at NHS England, will launch an Implementation Plan. The plan follows on from last year’s Independent Cancer Taskforce’s report into cancer services, and sets out how the NHS will implement many of...
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John Baron MP questions Health Minister on Rarer Cancers

May 10, 2016
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MP says rarer cancers must not be overlooked Today, during Health Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Minister with responsibility for cancer, George Freeman MP, about rarer cancers. John asked, “In part because they are the ‘hidden majority’, people with rarer cancers are often diagnosed late, and often through...
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