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Transforming Cancer Services Team Cancer Waits Improvement

The TCST Cancer Waits Improvement programme is a resource within London working in partnership with the NHSE/I Elective Care Improvement Support Team (IST).

We work to agreed objectives helping to improve cancer outcomes. Service improvement for cancer pathways is targeted towards secondary care. The support offer aims to identify improvement opportunities and priorities. We use Elective Care IST approaches and national tools and improvement methods to undertake baseline assessments, analysis and interpretation of relevant data.
Cancer waits improvement aligns to the delivery of national and regional agendas and standards including NHS Long term planning, optimal timed pathways and faster diagnosis along with regional strategies for cancer across London.
The delivery of improvement objectives across cancer pathways including diagnostics, aid providers and systems with key outputs to enable short- and long-term improvement plans, recovery, and forecasting. This is mainly achieved by using the following approaches.

  • Demand and capacity modelling
  • Pathway analysis
  • MDT Co-ordinator Workforce modelling
  • Comprehensive analysis and outputs
  • Post modelling implementation support
  • Relationship building and collaborative working
  • Training

The TCST Cancer waits improvement programme enables collaborative working with clinical, operational, and business intelligence leads from NHS Trusts across London, linking in with colleagues from cancer alliances. Stakeholders also include London regional teams, CCGs and STP/ICSs and across London. NHSE/I, NHSE Cancer Programme Team.

For further information on Cancer Waits Improvement please contact Sarah Cooper – sarah.cooper57@nhs.net

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