West Midlands Breach Allocation Policy

The national breach allocation guidance (April 2016) required local breach allocation policies to be in place by October 2016. The approved West Midlands policy can be found here. Bi-monthly meetings are planned to review the data, evaluate the implementation of the policy and identify where improvements to the patient pathway are required.

CQUIN templates for NCSI ‘Recovery Package’ Elements

Templates have been developed by West Midlands Strategic Cancer Clinical Network for use by commissioning teams to support the use of Treatment Summary Records and Health and Wellbeing Events. These have been designed to encourage and embed the use of these two elements in service provider delivery for people who are living with cancer. The templates have been reviewed by West Midlands wide commissioners via regional commissioning group.

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Living with and Beyond Cancer Report

The West Midlands Strategic Clinical Network undertook a baseline mapping exercise of service commissioning and provision for people living with cancer. The following report was published during June 2015.

Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015-2020

Six strategic priorities have been recommended by the Independent Cancer Taskforce to help the NHS achieve world-class cancer outcomes.

The report outlines how an additional 30,000 patients every year could survive cancer for 10 years or more by 2020. Of these, around 11,000 would be through earlier diagnosis.

The strategy is available for download below and full details can be found on the Cancer Taskforce page on the Cancer Research UK website.


Further to the World Class Cancer Outcomes Strategy For England 2015 -2020, NHS England have released documentation entitled Achieving World Class Cancer Outcome: A strategy for England 2015-2016: One Year On.

The West Midlands Cancer Alliance has developed a local delivery plan entitled Delivering World Class Cancer Care in support of the World Class Cancer Outcomes Strategy For England 2015 -2020.

Suspected Cancer: Recognition and Referral NICE [NG12] June 2015

This guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline CG27 (published June 2005). We have included here for download the full guideline along with two additional resources to assist with impact modelling. Additional documents, resources and tools are available for download from the NICE [NG12] page.

National Cancer Patient Experience Results 2015 (CPES)

The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey has been designed to monitor national progress on cancer care; to provide information to drive local quality improvements; to assist commissioners and providers of cancer care; and to inform the work of the various charities and stakeholder groups supporting cancer patients.

The survey was overseen by a national Cancer Patient Experience Advisory Group. This Advisory Group set the principles and objectives of the survey programme and guided questionnaire development. The survey was commissioned and managed by NHS England; and designed, implemented and analysed by Quality Health. All of the national and local reports, and supporting information are available on the NCPES website.