The Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) has produced a toolkit to reduce inequalities in cancer care and outcomes in London and West Essex. The strategy underpins delivery of the three agreed London Cancer Priorities 2019/20:
- Early detection of cancers including through screening and education activities;
- Delivery of the Faster Diagnosis Standard;
- Access to personalised care
The toolkit covers clinical, psycho-social and patient experience dimensions and provides recommendations for all organisations that plan, commission and deliver cancer care for Londoners.
The toolkit recommendations are based on a comprehensive needs and assets assessment which includes analysis of published data, evidence of effective interventions (including relevant NICE guidance), consultation with a range of stakeholders, the views of people affected by cancer and insights drawn from these sources.