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
NHS Cancer Programme Report – 2020/21
The NHS Cancer Programme Quarter 3 report covers the range of work that the NHS Cancer Programme is implementing, with the aim of diagnosing more people at an early stage and improving survival by 2028.
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: