1-year cancer survival for all cancers combined, three cancers combined and for breast, colorectal, and lung cancer.



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Pre-release access list for Index of cancer survival for clinical commissioning groups in England: adults diagnosed 1999 to 2014 and followed up to 2015

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Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Job title Organisation
Secretary of State for Health Department of Health (DH)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Community Health and Care – PS(CHC) DH
Briefing Official (Senior Civil Servant) DH
Briefing official DH
Statistical briefing officer DH
Private Secretary to SoS for Health DH
Private Secretary to PS(CHC) DH
Special Advisor to SoS for Health DH
Duty Press Officer DH
Senior Press Officer DH
National Clinical Director for Cancer NHS England
Chief Executive NHS England
Cancer Programme Policy Lead NHS England
Media Relations Manager NHS England
Business Manager, Chair and Chief Executive’s Office NHS England
Analyst supporting Cancer policy NHS England