No Time to Lose joins Britain Against Cancer Conference

IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign will be showcased at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer's 'Britain Against Cancer Conference' at Centre Hall, Westminster, in London today (Tuesday 6 December).

6 December 2016

Over 450 delegates will be attending the event to hear from and question key decision-makers in UK government and the NHS, to meet and network with colleagues from across the sector, and to learn about the latest developments in cancer policy.

IOSH is one of more than 20 exhibitors who will be at the event, with the Institution promoting awareness of occupational cancers and its No Time to Lose campaign.

Among those representing IOSH at the conference will be its Technical Information Manager, Judith McNulty Green.

She said:

“In Britain, it is estimated that around 8,000 people die from occupational cancers annually. These cancers are caused by exposure to harmful substances such as asbestos and silica dust, to diesel fumes and solar radiation.

“Occupational cancers are all preventable. Our No Time to Lose campaign aims to raise awareness of cancer caused by work and provide businesses with free practical resources to help prevent exposure.

“We're delighted to be exhibiting at the conference and joining Britain's fight against cancer.”

The conference is an opportunity for NHS professionals, patients, third sector organisations, policy experts, carers, and commercial organisations to get together and ensure that cancer stays high on the agenda for the top decision-makers in the country.

The event will focus on cancer care in the UK, with this year’s conference exploring the ways in which we can all work together to ensure that the transformation of cancer services, and delivery of improved cancer outcomes is achieved for all those affected by cancer.

In addition, the conference will provide a number of opportunities to network and ask keynote speakers questions on cancer policy.

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, David Mowat MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, and Jon Ashworth MP, the new Shadow Health Secretary, will be among a number of high-profile speakers who will participate in the expert panel discussion.

To find out more information about IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign and to download free resources, please click here.

Proceedings at the Britain Against Cancer Conference can also be followed on Twitter via @APPGC, or by using the hashtag #britainagainstcancer.

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Tim Walsh, Head of Communications and Media, +44 (0)116 257 3252 or +44 (0)797 660 4715