Call for evidence outcome

10-Year Cancer Plan: call for evidence

This was published under the 2019 to 2022 Johnson Conservative government

Applies to England

This call for evidence has closed

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This call for evidence was originally intended to inform a stand-alone 10-year Cancer Plan for England.

The decision has since been taken to incorporate this into a major conditions strategy.

The strategy will cover the 6 major groups of conditions that most affect the population in England, namely:

  • cancers
  • cardiovascular disease
  • chronic respiratory diseases
  • dementia
  • mental ill health
  • musculoskeletal conditions

A call for evidence to inform the major conditions strategy was published on 17 May 2023.

Thank you to all who responded to the cancer call for evidence. All responses are being considered to inform the development of the major conditions strategy.

We received 5,557 responses to our call for evidence, which ran over a 9-week period from February to April 2022. This included 4,822 responses from individuals who wanted to share their personal experiences, and 735 from professionals and organisations.

Original call for evidence


This call for evidence will inform the development of the government’s 10-year Cancer Plan for England.

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Call for evidence description

One in every 2 people in this country will be told they have cancer at some point in their lives. The NHS Long Term Plan, published in 2019, set an ambition to save thousands more lives each year by dramatically improving how we diagnose and treat cancer.

The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking the views of individuals, professionals and organisations to understand whether and how we can do more to make progress against this ambition, and to build on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call for evidence will run for a period of 8 weeks and is open to everyone aged 16 and over. You can respond as an individual, or on behalf of an organisation.

The easiest way to participate in the call for evidence is by completing the online survey.


Updates to this page

Published 4 February 2022
Last updated 17 May 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added the results of the call for evidence.

  2. Updated to reflect the closing date has been extended to 8 April at 11:45pm.

  3. Added link to easy read version of the call for evidence.

  4. First published.

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