Press Release

National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025: Varadkar announces public consultation

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar today, 19th June 2015, launched a consultation process on the development of a National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025.

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

Further information on the Steering Group

The Consultation Process:

The consultation process is open from today.

Consultation document

We hope to hear from members of the public, patients, patient representative groups, carers, voluntary organisations, healthcare providers, healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals’ representative bodies.

The document may be submitted by e-mail or post as follows:


Post: Cancer Strategy Public Consultation
Department of Health
Hawkins House
Hawkins Street
Dublin 2

The closing date for submission of the document is Friday 24 July 2015