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Giving cancer rehabilitation the profile it deserves and needs

29th March 2019

London’s Transforming Cancer Services Team’s (TCST) first ever competition for cancer rehabilitation services in the London and West Essex region received 22 very strong entries. The competition’s categories focused on the provision of personalised cancer care. In our latest blog, Sophie Lansdowne, project manager for personalised care for cancer, talks about what inspired the competition […]

New perspectives on patient care

1st February 2019

Involving cancer patients in improving rehabilitation services The Transforming Cancer Services Team has developed service improvement tools for cancer rehabilitation, as part of a project funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. David Jillings, Trustee of the Pelvic Radiation Disease Association, and Karen Turner, Oncology Therapy Service Lead & Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation […]

Pan London Faster Cancer Diagnosis Standard event

25th January 2019

This Faster Diagnosis Standard event is a collaboration between the Healthy London Partnership Transforming Cancer Services Team, the three London Cancer Alliances and NHS Improvement. The clinically led event will contribute to how to develop London’s approach to achieving the faster cancer diagnosis standard. It will share practical experiences, with a series of plenary sessions and […]

Lymphoedema Community of Practice meeting

11th January 2019

The Transforming Cancer Services Team, London (TCST), London Cancer, RM Partners, SEL Accountable Care Network and Macmillan Cancer Support are pleased to host the Lymphoedema Community of Practice. There will be four meetings of the Community of Practice in 2019. The first event will take place on Thursday 7 March at Skipton House, 80 London […]

New research reveals prevalence of Londoners living with more than one primary cancer

21st December 2018

Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (TCST) has been working with the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) to analyse the extent to which Londoners diagnosed with cancer are affected by more than one primary cancer. In our latest blog, Sophie Jose, Jason Petit and Liz Price describe their research and how the findings […]

Cancer rehabilitation pathways service improvement tools

19th December 2018

The Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (TSCT) has developed a suite of service improvement tools for cancer rehabilitation as part of a project funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The tools have been designed to help cancer rehabilitation services evaluate the care they provide. They were created through extensive consultation with stakeholders, with service users’ voices […]

2WW E-Referral Primary Care User Guide

23rd August 2018

A user guide designed to support GP practices staff in using the NHS e-Referral Service (eRS) for 2 week wait (2ww) referrals for suspected cancer.  The Transforming Cancer Services Team have released an E-Referral Primary Care User Guide. It has been designed with input from primary and secondary care users to support GP practices with […]

Transforming Cancer Services Team Newsletters

31st July 2018

Early Diagnosis and Diagnostics and Living with and Beyond Cancer Newsletters. The newsletters cover quarter 1 of 2018 and are sent out to all stakeholders in London. If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact the team at

Commissioning and delivery toolkit for cancer as a long-term condition

29th June 2018

Resources for Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) to use to commission and deliver the 4 Point CCR Model in primary care for people living with and beyond cancer. It triggers the support patients reportedly need following a diagnosis of cancer, to self-manage to the best of their ability. With support from the Transforming Cancer Services […]

Psychological support for people affected by cancer

16th May 2018

A report from our Transforming Cancer Services Team for London, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, aimed at improving psychological support for people living with cancer across London. It includes detailed recommendations for best practice in psychological support services and identifies the key issues that need to be addressed in London going forward. It also comprises […]