More people are surviving cancer than ever before, but we know that we can save even more lives by catching more cancers early and starting treatment fast.
Our NHS Long Term Plan aims to save thousands more lives each year by dramatically improving how we diagnose and treat cancer. Our ambition is that by 2028, an extra 55,000 people each year will survive for five years or more following their cancer diagnosis.
Improving and transforming cancer services
Cancer Alliances drive the changes needed to improve and transform cancer diagnosis, treatment and care in their local area.
There are four Cancer Alliances in the South East:
- Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance
- Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance
- Wessex Cancer Alliance
- Thames Valley Cancer Alliance
South East Cancer Programme Team and Delivery Group
The Cancer Programme team in the South East is led by Vaughan Lewis, Medical Director and Cancer Programme Senior Responsible Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Vaughan also chairs the South East Cancer Delivery Group, which oversees the work in the region to deliver the Long Term Plan for cancer and ensures cancer waiting time standards are met. The Group is attended by representatives from each of the Cancer Alliances in the South East; regional representatives from Health Education England and Public Health England; and NHS England and NHS Improvement’s South East cancer programme and public health teams.
Contact the South East Cancer Programme team.
More information on the Long Term Plan and what it means for cancer care is available on the national cancer pages.
Useful links for partners
- Cancer Alliance Data, Evidence and Analysis Service (CADEAS)
- Public Health Profiles
- FutureNHS Cancer Alliance workspace – for those working in Cancer Alliances, to share learning and collaborate.