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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

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6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister’s commitment to early diagnosis.

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London Mayor confirms junk food ad ban on transport network

Junk food advertising will be banned on public transport in London from February 2019, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirmed today. 

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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

The world’s largest tobacco company launched a campaign to encourage people to quit smoking. But if they wanted that to happen, they’d stop making cigarettes.

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Children who spend more than half an hour online twice as likely to pester for junk food

Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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Relax e-cigarette regulations to help smokers quit, say MPs

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee highlighted the potential of e-cigarettes as a stop-smoking aid in their new report.

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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Plan

Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Strategy.

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