The Glasgow Model – Improving the Cancer Journey Programme (ICJ)

LTP Priority: Cancer

Population Intervention Triangle Segments (link to Section 1 PHE PBA): Service

Type of Intervention: The Glasgow Model

Major driver of health inequalities in your area of work

Unwarranted variation in experience of cancer care

Target groups

  • Deprivation


Improving the Cancer Journey Programme (ICJ)


ICJ is a community-based service supporting people affected by cancer in Glasgow, Scotland. It supports people by providing structured individualised assessment and care to all local people diagnosed with cancer. In brief, ICJ writes to all people newly diagnosed with any type of cancer within the Glasgow City Council area to offer a holistic needs assessment


At the time of receiving the dataset ICJ had helped around 1300 people. The front cover shows the amount of people in a particular postcode area who have used ICJ. Median age was 50-64 with 52% female 48% male. There were 83 different cancer diagnoses. The top four (lung, breast, prostate and bowel) accounted for the majority of all diagnoses. The majority of people had at least one comorbidity, with just under 4% stating they also had mental health problems. Forty per cent were married and 92% described themselves as white Scottish. 43% had financial issues, 18% were carers and 7% had housing issues. In terms of deprivation, 61% were from the most deprived category (SIMD 1), suggesting that those in most need were accessing the service.

Taken from paper outlining project available here: Evaluation of Glasgow: Improving the Cancer Journey Programme