The Brain Tumour Charity has published its Manifesto for Change and I’m calling on all my Prospective Parliamentary Candidates to pledge their support in three key areas where change will have the biggest impact:
- DATA – Make sure charities can access the patient health data they need to transform lives through research. Candidates should commit to ensure all research charities have access to health data free or at cost.
- EQUAL ACCESS - End the postcode lottery to ensure equal access to the best treatments and care. Candidates should commit to eradicating differences in the quality of care offered to people diagnosed with a brain tumour, ensuring every UK neuroscience centre provides treatment of the highest standard.
- NHS WORKFORCE – Make sure the NHS has enough staff with the right skills to ensure brain tumour patients have the best standards of treatment and care. Candidates should commit to increased investment to enable the NHS to train and employ more neurological staff, ensuring everyone diagnosed with a brain tumour has access to a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
The Brain Tumour Charity has published its Manifesto for change and I urge you to find out more here: thebraintumourcharity.org/GeneralElection2019
I hope that you’re willing to stand up for people with brain tumours and our call for change. Please demonstrate your support by signing The Brain Tumour Charity online pledge: https://thebraintumourcharity.eaction.org.uk/agree