Press Release

National Cancer Strategy 2016-2025: Varadkar encourages submissions to public consultation

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has encouraged individuals and organisations to have their say on the new National Cancer Strategy that is currently being developed.

“The new National Cancer Strategy will set the direction for cancer services for the next ten years. Members of the public and organisations can have their say on how the new strategy should be developed, by submitting their views on the development of policy and services by 24th July,” Minister Varadkar said.

Minister Varadkar has established a Cancer Strategy Steering Group, chaired by Professor John Kennedy, to advise the Department of Health on developing the new Strategy. The consultation process will inform the work of the Steering Group.

“We want to hear the public’s views on what works in cancer services, and what can be improved. I encourage everyone interested in the future direction of cancer services to make a contribution.”

Further information on the Steering Group

Public Consultation on the Development of a National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025

The public consultation is open until Friday 24 July 2015 and is open to all.