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Reform response to the RCR annual workforce survey

Commenting on the Royal College of Radiologists report published today, Claudia Martinez, Reform Research Manager, said:

“As well as boosting the number of oncologists, the NHS can up its efforts to stop people getting cancer in the first place. Better collection and use of data will help pinpoint those most at risk of the disease for treatment.” 

The think tank has previously found that NHS leaders should collect much more data on cancer patients including survival, treatment, patient experience and medical history.

Reform has previously called for Public Health England’s cancer dashboard to be extended to include new categories of data, such as treatment, medical history and quality of life.

With better analysis, Reform predicts improvements in the prevention of cancer, earlier diagnosis and effectiveness of treatment.

For example, almost 40 per cent of all cancer cases in England are caused by preventable factors such as obesity and smoking. GPs can use insight from the cancer dashboard on lifestyle and genetics to help those at risk make healthier lifestyle choices.

Reform announces appointment of Charlotte Pickles as new Director

Reform is pleased to announce that Charlotte Pickles has been appointed to succeed Andrew Haldenby as its Director with effect from 23 April 2019. Charlie is currently Managing Editor of the comment and current affairs site She is a former Deputy Director of Reform and was previously an adviser in government. Andrew is leaving at his own request to pursue a number of opportunities in public policy and beyond.

HE at Research Professional, 21 February 2019

Luke Heselwood, Senior Researcher at Reform, wrote an article for HE at Research Professional about how the UK could learn from Michelle Obama's Better Make Room campaign to improve access to university for disadvantaged students. 

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Reform response to David Gauke MP's speech on prison sentencing reform

Welcoming the Lord Chancellor’s speech today, Andrew Haldenby, Director of the independent public services think tank Reform, said:

“The barrier to the greater use of community sentences is, as much as anything, problems in the probation service.  For this reason, the review of probation that he promised today is of great importance.”

Conservative Home, 19 February 2019

Andrew Haldenby, Director of Reform, wrote an article in Conservative Home on why maintaining standards in education is so important.

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Reform event coverage: A long-term NHS plan for stability and reform

On Thursday 14 January, Reform hosted a panel discussion on 'A long-term NHS plan for stability and reform'. The event was covered in The Times (£) and Telegraph (£).