National Strategy Documents and Other Useful Publications

Cancer in the Long Term Plan
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.

This will include improving our national screening programmes, giving people faster access to diagnostic tests, investing in cutting edge treatments and technologies, and making sure more patients can quickly benefit from precise, highly personalised treatments as medical science advances.

Cally Palmer, NHS England’s National Cancer Director shares her thoughts on the NHS Long Term Plan and what it means for Cancer.

Cally gives an overview of cancer screening programmes, the new 28-day faster diagnosis standard and the care and treatment options available. Cally also talks about the Targeted Lung Health Checks programme, one of the first programmes to roll out of the Long Term Plan.

Click here to learn more about Cancer in the Long Term Plan

National Cancer Transformation Programme
Cancer outcomes have improved significantly over recent years, including our survival rates, which have never been higher. However, work continues to make sure that everyone with cancer receives world-class care, support and treatment.

Click here to learn more about the National Cancer Transformation Programme 

Rapid Diagnostic Centres
NHS England and NHS Improvement have published Rapid Diagnostic Centres vision and 2019/20 implementation specification. This document outlines the vision and approach for how Rapid Diagnostic Centres will develop and support the transformation of cancer diagnosis services over time. It also provides an implementation specification for Cancer Alliance to begin setting up Rapid Diagnostics in 2019/20.

Click here to view the 2019/2020 Implementation Specification

Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes – A Strategy for England 2015 – 2020
Click here to view the ‘Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes – A Strategy for England 2015-2020’ report, in which the Independent Cancer Taskforce sets out a vision for what cancer patients should expect from the health service.

Additional document: Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes – Taking the strategy forward (May 2016)

All-Parliamentary Group on Cancer: Progress on the England Cancer Strategy
Click here to view ‘All- Parliamentary Group on Cancer: Progress on the England Cancer Strategy: Delivering Outcomes by 2020? (December 2017)

Healthwatch ‘What Would You Do?’ Engagement Report
In July 2019, Healthwatch across Humber, Coast and Vale including Healthwatch York, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Hull ran a “what would you do” Campaign which captured over 2000 responses on what local people want to see delivered locally across the region. Two surveys and 12 focus groups were ran to find out what people thought worked well and were things could be better.

Click here to view the Humber, Coast and Vale ‘What Would You Do?’ report.

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2019

In June 2020, NHS England published the results of the National Cancer Patient Experience survey for 2019. This is an annual survey which was first undertaken in 2010. The 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.

Click here to view the latest Official Statistics for England for the Cancer Patient Experience Survey.

Click here to view how the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance scored in the survey.

The reports for the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Hospital Trusts across the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance can be accessed below:

NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG
NHS North Lincolnshire CCG
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG
NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG
NHS Vale of York CCG

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust