We are committed to improving the care, treatment and support for everyone diagnosed with cancer as a priority.
The National Cancer Transformation Board have published a wide range of specific steps designed to increase prevention, speed up diagnosis, improve the experience of patients and help people living with and beyond the disease in Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes: Taking the strategy forward.
The plan focuses on six key priority areas:
- Prevention and public health
- Earlier diagnosis
- Patient experience
- Living with and beyond cancer
- Investment in a high-quality, modern service
- Commissioning, accountability and provision.
As always the patient is at the heart of this plan and people affected by cancer are the driving force for change.
This publication follows the release last year of the report strategy of the NHS’s Independent Cancer Taskforce – led by Sir Harpal Kumar, CEO of Cancer Research UK – which identified how the NHS can achieve world-class cancer outcomes and save 30,000 lives a year by 2020. This strategy provides a vital roadmap to guide our work on cancer over the coming years.
Equality Impact Assessment
The Equality and Health Inequalities Analysis assesses the potential impact of the cancer strategy implementation plan on different groups of patients and on overall health inequalities.
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