Sir George was one of many MPs, from all parties, who attended the
Parliamentary launch of Macmillan's "Get It Spent Where It's Meant"
campaign. Macmillan is urging MPs to use their local influence to ensure
the new three-year NHS funding scheme delivers for local people living with
cancer so that cancer services money gets spent where it's meant.
Macmillan believes the new NHS Local Delivery Plans offer a unique
opportunity to track cancer services money from the outset of the new
three-year funding system. This will be crucial to ensuring record
investment in health is reflected in the delivery of real improvements to
cancer services at a local level. As powerful local advocates for their
constituents, MPs have a key role to play in helping the NHS become more
transparent and open so that people can see cancer services money get spent
where it's meant.
"I was delighted to pledge my support for Macmillan's "Get It Spent Where
It's Meant" campaign. I know my constituents want cancer services money to
get spent where it's meant and on the services that will make the biggest
difference to the quality of life of people living with cancer. I am
determined that the new three-year NHS Local Delivery Plans do exactly that
- deliver for people living with cancer. The NHS must seize the opportunity
these Plans offer to get it right from the start. Let's be transparent and
open, so we can see where the money's going and ensure we get it spent
where it's meant."
Peter Cardy, Macmillan's Chief Executive, said:
""There's never been so much money committed to cancer. And it's never been
more important to get it spent where it's meant ? frontline cancer
services. This is Macmillan's first major parliamentary campaign and we
want to thank George Young for his support."