Cancer Alliances

There are two cancer alliances in the Midlands region:

Cancer alliances were formed out of the old cancer networks by NHS England to plan for and lead on the local delivery of the Independent Cancer Taskforce’s ambitions for cancer services, which are to:

  • Spearhead a radical upgrade in prevention and public health
  • Drive a national ambition to achieve earlier diagnosis
  • Establish patient experience on par with clinical effectiveness and safety
  • Transform our approach to support people living with and beyond cancer
  • Make the necessary investments required to deliver a modern, high-quality service
  • Ensure commissioning, provision and accountability processes are fit-for-purpose

Cancer alliances are collaboratives of clinical, patient and other leaders, working together to reduce variation and improve outcomes and patient experience, by driving innovation and improvement at scale and at pace across its constituent organisations.