Here you can find the latest news and updates from the Blood Cancer Alliance.
New member of the BCA
We are pleased to confirm that blood cancer charity DKMS have now joined the BCA.
BCA messaging document
You can read the BCA’s agreed and finalised messaging document here.
BCA letters to new Health Ministers
On 29th July 2019, in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s first reshuffle, Jo Churchill was announced as the new Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care Minister and Nadine Dorries was announced as the Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety Minister.
BCA letter to new Public Health and Primary Care Minister Seema Kennedy MP
On 4th April 2019, Seema Kennedy MP was announced as the new Public Health and Primary Care Minister following the resignation of Steve Brine MP. You can find the BCA’s letter to Seema Kennedy here.
BCA letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP
On 1st October the Department of Health and Social Care announced a new policy that is intended to secure patients a cancer diagnosis within three weeks. The Blood Cancer Alliance are concerned that this only focuses on the ‘Big Four’ cancers, breast, bowel, prostate and lung. You can find the Blood Cancer Alliance’s letter to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP here.
NHS England Call for evidence response
The Blood Cancer Alliance recently responded to a call for evidence for the new NHS England Cancer Strategy. You can read our response here.
You can read the minutes from our August quarterly meeting here.