The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.
Our new report estimates the number of cancer staff the NHS will need in the future so that people with cancer receive the best possible care.
The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.
Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.