Cancer Research UK to commission research on the UK’s non-surgical oncology treatments workforce

Cancer Research (CRUK) knows that delivering world-class cancer outcomes relies on a vast array of health professionals. They are crucial at all stages of an individual’s journey, ranging from GPs offering smoking-cessation advice to the therapeutic radiographers and clinical nurse specialists involved in cancer treatment.

With this in mind, CRUK would like to commission a new study to focus on current and future capacity and demand as well as providing potential solutions such as new models of care and changes to education and training programmes.

The findings will input into CRUK’S policy development on workforce in all four nations and will be used to inform evidence and recommendations made to Health Education England’s review of the cancer workforce in early 2017.

CRUK want the research to start by October 2016 with the view to complete by end of March 2017, for publication at the end of May 2017.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by 22 August 2016 and full proposals for this work by 5pm on 1 September 2016.

All enquiries can be sent to Helen Beck, Policy Research Manager, CRUK by email:

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