HC Deb 11 January 2000 vol 342 cc140-1W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many additional(a) oncologists and (b) other consultants specialising in the care of cancer will be recruited under his plans for treating cancer. [102768]

Yvette Cooper

Professor Mike Richards, the National Cancer Director, has identified the need to review the cancer workforce as his top priority. He is currently discussing workforce, skill mix, and recruitment and retention issues with professional groups to enable patients to receive faster and fairer access to cancer services.