Commenting today (4th September 2015) on reports that two-thirds of treatments will be cut from the Cancer Drugs Fund, local Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop said:
“The public will not have forgotten the crystal clear pledge made by the Tories at the General Election: ‘We will continue to invest in our lifesaving Cancer Drugs Fund’. So news that two-thirds of treatments will be cut from the Cancer Drugs Fund is yet another broken promise from a Prime Minister who cannot be trusted on the NHS.
“On David Cameron’s watch growing numbers of patients are waiting too long to get tested for cancer and the NHS has repeatedly missed the two-month waiting-time target for cancer treatment too. Further cutbacks will just mean potentially thousands of desperately ill cancer patients could lose out.
“The Government must be held to account over their failure in treating cancer patients.”