Achieving world-class cancer outcomes

NHS England’s National Cancer Programme Progress Report (2016-17) shows that the NHS is on track to transform cancer services by 2020/21.

Significant and rapid progress has been made including £130m investment over 2016/18 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and £200m over two years to accelerate rapid diagnosis and enhance patients’ quality of life.

This includes among others: modernisation of radiotherapy equipment; new models of care ensuring cancer is diagnosed earlier; Cancer Alliances better coordinating care; support for survivors through a Recovery Package and quality of life metric, and five pilot sites testing a 28 day faster diagnosis standard.

News and blogs

What does ‘self-care’ mean and how can it help?

Self-care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional. If you have a long-term condition, self-care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it. This year’s Self Care Week takes place […]

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Primary care

GPs and practice teams provide vital services for patients. They are at the heart of our communities, the foundation of the NHS.

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Cancer outcomes have improved notably over recent years, including survival rates, which have never been higher.

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Mental health

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

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