How are the SNP improving cancer services?

We will implement our Cancer Recovery Plan, including the £18 million partnership with Macmillan to ensure everyone with cancer in Scotland gets personalised care.

We will also establish a fast track cancer diagnostic centre in every health board area. The first three of these – in Ayrshire & Arran, Fife and Dumfries & Galloway – will be up and running by the end of May. These will help better support patients with non-specific symptoms suspicious of cancer, and each patient will be supported by a ‘navigator’ at the heart so the patient will have one key contact throughout the process.

We will retain the existing cancer targets and review whether there is merit in specific additional targets for different types of cancer and cancer treatments.

We will invest a further £20 million to expand our Detect Cancer Early programme.