Cancer strategy: draft vision, aims and priority areas

Closed 7 Jun 2022

Opened 12 Apr 2022


The current National Cancer Plan ‘Recovery and redesign: an action plan for cancer services’ comes to completion in March 2023. This superseded the previous cancer strategy ‘Beating Cancer Ambition and Action’, and was developed in response to immediate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have started the process of developing a new cancer strategy for Scotland and want to seek wide ranging views on what should be prioritised as we recover from the pandemic and beyond.

It is important that our vision, aims and principles reflect a long-term ambition and guide where we want to go. We need to decide what aspects of cancer prevention, management and care are the most important. We want to be comprehensive but will also need to focus on the most important areas for action, particularly in the shorter-term.

Please refer to the consultation document when responding: New cancer strategy: consultation

Why your views matter

To help ensure that the right cancer services are available at the right time and in the right way for those who need them, we need to hear the views from people across Scotland. Your views will help us determine the most effective way to manage cancer in Scotland in the short and longer term.

What happens next

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at . If you use the consultation hub to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so. An analysis report will also be made available.


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