Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin calls for more NHS staff to fight cancer

Dudley North MP Ian Austin is calling on the Government to employ and train more NHS staff to diagnose cancer earlier and provide patients with the best treatment possible.

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With advances in medical research and NHS staff turning research breakthroughs into life-saving tests & treatments, more patients than ever are surviving cancer, but early diagnosis is crucial to saving lives.

The NHS is facing challenges from a growing and ageing population, and with more than 1 in 10 NHS diagnostic posts unfilled, services are struggling to keep up with growing demand.

That is why Austin is supporting Cancer Research UK’s “Shoulder to Shoulder” campaign and asking the Government to commit to training and employing more NHS staff - to meet these challenges, diagnose cancer earlier and provide patients with the best treatment.

Ian Austin said:

“Our NHS workers do a fantastic job looking after patients and providing life-saving treatment to people diagnosed with cancer.

“But to face the challenges in the future we must see more investment in training and employing more staff to diagnose cancer as early as possible and give the best possible care.”

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