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Birmingham Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe showed his support for people needing lifesaving transplants last week at an Anthony Nolan event in Parliament. Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer who need a lifesaving blood stem cell transplant, also known as a bone marrow transplant.

Steve attended a reception in Parliament last night to support the "Behind the Mask" campaign.

The "Behind the Mask" campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by people who have brain tumours. It has been organised by a coalition of brain tumour charities and organisations.

Every year about 8,600 primary brain tumours are registered in the UK. These figures are thought to be an underestimate and some charities think the true figure could be as high as 16,000.

As a results of concerns Steve has about the effect on patients of the abolition of some NHS targets Steve has asked the Secretary of State for Health the following question:

 

Question: To ask the Secretary of State what assessment has the Department made of the effect of abolishing NHS waiting time targets for patients?

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