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Cancer and Diagnostics Careers


Skills for Health, in collaboration with Health Education England (HEE South East), are working to help grow the understanding of new and emerging routes into the cancer and diagnostics workforce, whether this be ‘new roles’ or existing professions working in different ways. The overall aim is to ensure a flexible and sustainable Cancer and Diagnostics workforce.

Purpose and scope of the work

The work will focus on education and training, career pathways and supply pipelines of the Cancer and Diagnostics workforce, including the extent of the patient pathway in primary, secondary and community care.

The research will help inform the development of a set of resources, including examples of best practice, case studies and Careers Guidance to support employers, Cancer Alliances, education leads, Integrated Care Systems, commissioners and those working with, or in cancer and diagnostic services.

Development of the work

The Cancer and Diagnostics Careers work Consultation is now open and we welcome and thank you for your input – everyone’s opinion is important.

The areas we would like feedback on are:

  • Cancer services – prevention, screening, early diagnosis, better treatment and living with cancer
  • Diagnostic services – imaging, pathology, physical measurement, endoscopy and genomics.

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