The UK Lung Cancer Coalition has published a 32-page report which highlights the “crucial” role of lung cancer clinical nurse specialists (LCNSs) in tackling health inequalities in this area of care.

It also makes clear that  the Covid-19 pandemic, together with the current cost of living crisis, have shone a light on the huge health disparities and deep inequalities running through UK society – not least in lung cancer care.

Lung cancer is the biggest cause of UK cancer deaths. Yet almost 80% of lung cancer cases are preventable. Addressing health inequalities successfully in lung cancer will have a huge impact on overall UK cancer outcomes.

This report, based on the opinions of the UKLCC’s Clinical Advisory Group, interviews with experts and desk-top research, aims to provide a set of recommendations which will ensure that all people with lung cancer, regardless of their social or economic status, age, gender, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, language, or disability etc. have equitable access to diagnosis, treatment and care.

You can read (and download) the report here.