What is the NHS Cancer Programme?

The NHS Cancer Programme leads the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for cancer:

  • By 2028, 55,000 more people each year will survive their cancer at least five years after diagnosis.
  • By 2028, the proportion of patients diagnosed at stage one and two will rise from just over half to three quarters.

The NHS Cancer Programme will also continue to support the recovery of cancer services, with a focus on identifying and treating the people who have not started treatment since March 2020.

Leading change at the local level are Cancer Alliances, who work in collaboration with their local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

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