As part of the new models of care programme we are seeing how we could go a step further in improving cancer services.
Nationally, the Cancer Vanguard, which is led by The Christie, The Royal Marsden and University College London Hospitals, covers a population of over 10 million and has the overarching aim to introduce accountability for the whole patient pathway and population service planning and provision. This is the first step in helping to transform cancer services.
It will do this by developing new models of care that are ambitious and transformational, and provide replicable models for cancer care nationally that will act as blueprints for the NHS.
As this national cancer vanguard project progresses, we will share learning with Cancer Alliances across the country, as well as valuable experiences from the Cancer Alliances as they develop.
Read more about the Cancer Vanguard.