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One-year survival rates

Cancer is the largest single cause of avoidable deaths in England. Unfortunately we lag behind other countries in cancer survival rates. Late and emergency diagnosis of cancer are important factors in poor survival and poor patient experience.

NHS planning guidance confirms the requirement to make progress in improving one year survival rates, by delivering year-on-year improvement in the proportion of cancers diagnosed at stage one and two; and in reducing the proportion of cancers diagnosed through emergency routes.

During 2015/16, our Transforming Cancer Services Team worked with PHAST (Public Health Action Team) to do in-depth analysis of current positions and trends in one-year cancer survival for each of the 33 London and West Essex CCGs. Bespoke reports were produced and shared with CCGs, strategic planning groups (SPGs) and sustainability and transformation planning (STP) leads, along with red/amber/green (RAG) rated analysis – grouped by SPG – of 33 key indicators relating to cancer survival. The data and explanatory narrative is enabling understanding and inclusion in planning the specific interventions needed to improve cancer survival rates in local populations.

A poster presentation describing this work is available: Commissioning to improve cancer survival – putting evidence into practice

It was presented at the 2016 Public Health England Cancer Data and Outcomes Conference, and at the Faculty of Public Health annual conference in June 2016.

London CCG reports

 

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