Our aim is to save lives through improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. We will provide compassionate and consistent cancer services with improved support, outcomes and survival for people at risk of and affected by cancer.

Cancer Clinical Nurse SpecialistThe NHS diagnoses and treats thousands of people each year with cancer. Detecting and treating cancer early is important. This area of the plan looks at how we get the right services in place to ensure people can be seen quickly.

The plan covers our work in four key areas:

  • preventing cancer where possible, supporting healthier lifestyles and reducing the existing inequalities in the outcomes for local people
  • improve screening and detection to enable detection of cancer at earlier stages
  • improve diagnosis, treatment, care and support to get diagnosis early and improve access through new community diagnostic centres leading to improved outcomes and survival rates
  • research and innovation is key in the development of new treatments and we will look to increase local participation in trials to develop new technologies.

Outcomes to be achieved

  • Preventing cancer where possible, supporting healthier lifestyles.
  • Optimal diagnosis, treatment, care and support, leading to improved outcomes and survival rates.
  • Best possible patient experience, timely access to information.
  • Faster diagnosis, increase uptake in screening programmes.

  • Efficiencies through the deployment of innovation.
  • Best practice pathways informed by cancer research, early deployment of new innovations.

  • Maximise improvement opportunities through collaborative working, and clinical networks.
  • Reducing health inequalities.

Work Programme

Programme To  be delivered

Prevention and Reducing Health Inequalities

Working collaboratively we will improve cancer prevention and develop improvement plans to reduce health inequalities.

2023/24 to 2027/28

Screening and Early Detection

Achieve improvements in screening programme uptake to enable earlier detection of cancers at earlier stages, to improve patient outcomes and survival of cancer.

2023/24 to 2027/28

Optimal Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, Care and Support

Monitor outcomes and patient experience to ensure our services meet the needs of our diverse population, implementing best practice pathways across our system along with innovations such as Community Diagnostic Centres.

2023/24 to 2027/28

Cancer Research, Collaboration and Innovation

Cancer research is a significant part in the development of new treatments to improve care; we will achieve enhanced access and participation in clinical trials, along with the deployment of innovation.

2023/24 to 2027/28

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