The CCG cancer improvement and assessment ratings 2017-2018 have been published by NHS England and demonstrate the scale of the challenge for our cancer services and teams across the Humber, Coast and Vale health and care system.
The assessment measures progress against national ambitions.
- One year survival should reach at least 75% by 2020/21 for all cancers
- At least 62% of cancers should be diagnosed at stage 1 or 2 by 2020/21
At least 85% of patients should begin their treatment within 62 days of urgent referral by a GP
- Continuous improvement in patient experience
Whilst cancer teams across Humber, Coast and Vale are working incredibly hard to improve services, care and outcomes for people with cancer significant challenges remain, which is reflected in the ratings we received. These challenges include: difficulties recruiting and retaining the skilled and experienced workforce that we need; challenges to meet the increasing demand for diagnostic tests and continuing inequalities in health outcomes between the most and least deprived areas in our Alliance.
Working together through the Cancer Alliance will enable us to make more rapid progress to improve cancer care. Together we are working to ensure more people are diagnosed sooner, treated more quickly and are able to live well with and beyond cancer.
The improvement and assessment rating date is available on the NHS England website or click on the following link to the assessment