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Sarcoma triage and diagnostics pathway review

5th July 2022

Liz Price is working with the London and South East Sarcoma Network and specialised commissioning across East of England, South East England and London regarding the network’s sarcoma pathways. Sarcoma pathways include soft tissue, bone and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). At the moment, soft tissue pathways are struggling with capacity and demand for diagnostic services. […]

Updates to the prevalence dashboard and conversion and detection dashboards

16th June 2022

In 2019 and 2020, TCST cancer data team  worked with national colleagues to develop two fantastic analytical tools a couple of years ago.  Although the team aren’t responsible for updating these it is great to see them being updated and developed by national colleagues. The prevalence dashboard can be viewed via the NHS cancer data […]

London Urgent Suspected Referral Analysis (2021 update)

16th June 2022

We have updated our on-line interactive dashboard to include 2021 cancer waiting times data. Analysis is provided at London, STP, Cancer Alliance and tumour level. Over the past ten years the number of patients seen as suspected cancer has increased each year, except during 2020 due to pandemic. Between 2012 and 2019 the number of […]

The London Cancer Patient Advisory Group is recruiting

16th June 2022

Who are the London Cancer Patient Advisory Group? The London Patient Advisory Group is made up of cancer service users from across London and is currently working to widen the inclusivity of members. What does the London Cancer Patient Advisory Group do? The London Patient Advisory Group take the experience of patients from patient voice […]

Quality of Life and Cancer

14th June 2022

Following a recent presentation by the Personalised Cancer Care team at the London Cancer Transformation and Improvement Board (CTIBL) an agreed action was to establish a London Quality of Life (QoL) and Cancer working group. The first meeting was held in May with excellent representation from key stakeholders and several priority areas and actions were […]

Cancer in the Community Education project

14th June 2022

The Cancer in the Community course is funded by Health Education England and designed for registered nurses working in community settings. It aims to develop their knowledge of cancer prevention, screening, early diagnosis, treatment and treatment toxicities, as well as providing an understanding of the needs of people living with cancer as a long-term condition. […]

Improving the quality of symptomatic FIT for bowel cancer

14th June 2022

In response to issues identified by London pathology laboratories, TCST launched a project to improve the quality of faecal immunohistochemical test (FIT) kit return for those being investigated for possible bowel cancer. In June 2021 the team launched a poster for GP practice staff explaining the correct way to complete and return a FIT. During […]

Urgent Suspected Cancer Referral forms get a facelift

14th June 2022

The Pan-London two-week-wait cancer referral forms (now called the Urgent Suspected Cancer Referral forms), which have been used to make cancer referrals across London for six years, are having a facelift to make them more user friendly. Although the forms have had changes to ensure they are up-to-date with clinical guidance or other pathway changes, […]

Improve Cancer Outcomes of People with Learning Disabilities in London Workshop

14th June 2022

Primary and Community Care Education Group (PCCEG) is a joint programme between the Early Diagnosis and Personalised Care workstreams and one of a number of groups under the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) to improve cancer services. As part of its priority setting, PCCEG identified people with learning disabilities as a specific area in need […]