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Best Healthcare Policy Programme

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Finalist

Towards the best in Europe - delivering improved outcomes for patients with rarer cancers

by MHP Health Mandate for Rarer Cancers Foundation


Summary of work

Rarer cancers has gone from being an afterthought to an exemplar of health policy as a result of this programme, being prioritised in a way which would have been unthinkable a few years before.

Through the scrupulous collection and publication of evidence and careful alignment with the NHS reforms, a series of big wins for patients have been secured. New awareness programmes, a ground-breaking programme to develop clinical information on the use of off-label drugs and a Cancer Drugs Fund, which has benefited over 10,000 patients, are all direct results of this innovative policy programme.


Judges comments

A very well laid out report that engaged a diverse range of stakeholders and made good use of research and was followed up with an effective media coverage campaign.


Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards

Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards
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