This roundtable discussion was held by All.Can UK, a collaboration of patient groups and industry experts. The roundtable was funded by Bristol Myers Squibb (primary sponsor) and MSD (supporting sponsor). Members of All.Can UK described the aims of the events, along with Health Service Journal (HSJ). Bristol Myers Squibb and MSD did not use the event to promote their products and the event did not include discussion of specific treatments or products.

A cancer diagnosis can have a devastating impact on mental health. This has been complicated by the influence of the pandemic on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Research has shown that the mental health needs of cancer patients vary significantly between organisations and regions.

The aim of this round table discussion was to address these variations in NHS mental health services and to build awareness of the services provided by patient organisations and charities.

Action Kidney Cancer is a member of the All.Can UK Working Group.

Read more in Health Service Journal here