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2016-17 commissioning intentions for cancer

25th October 2017

Cancer services will be commissioned in line with a number of national and regional cancer priorities and quality standards. In 2016/17 quality requirements for cancer have been refined to provide clarity on actions to reduce variation. The KPIs have been aligned to the Model of Care and the work programmes of the integrated cancer systems.

Pan London suspected cancer referrals – patient information leaflets

25th October 2017

Printable leaflets to give to Londoners who receive a referral for suspected cancer referral. These leaflets are free to download and use to support patients who have been referred to hospital with a suspected cancer.  The leaflets are available in 11 of the most common languages spoken in London.

Cancer care reviews: template business case

10th October 2017

This template business case has been produced by our Transforming Cancer Services Team to support commissioners in London to improve cancer care reviews for patients in their area. Commissioners can use this template to create a business case to take to their board that recommends introducing our four point model for cancer care reviews. The […]

Charlson co-morbidity index score workbook

25th August 2017

Our Transforming Cancer Services Team’s clinicians, in partnership with Public Health England, have researched the demographic variation of people living in London with serious co-morbidities (that involved an inpatient stay) at the time of their cancer diagnosis.  People who are diagnosed with cancer may often have other diseases or long term conditions. These comorbidities can […]

Transforming cancer services team annual report 2016/17

15th August 2017

The report looks back at how the cancer team has supported the ongoing delivery of the Five Year Forward View, the National Cancer Strategy recommendations and our partners across London in 2016/17. Some of the team’s achievements last year include: Delivering a comprehensive baseline capacity and demand position for diagnostic services across London. This also identified potential for […]

Cancer rehabilitation: a scoping report for London

27th February 2017

This report is designed to help shape the commissioning of cancer rehabilitation services in London. It identifies London’s key challenges to improving cancer rehabilitation services and discusses the impact on patients. It provides recommendations for future commissioning of cancer rehabilitation services. The report looks at: Poor understanding of the economic benefits of rehabilitation The lack […]

Increasing participation in bowel cancer screening

2nd February 2017

 This report is a review of relevant primary care services in London and West Essex over the past few years. It provides recommendations for policy makers, commissioners and primary care teams on how to increase bowel screening. Our Transforming Cancer Services Team was approached by stakeholders across London requesting support for interventions to increase bowel […]

London good practice screening guide: breast, cervical and bowel

30th September 2016

This good practice guide to cancer screening in London provides primary care with a practical how-to guide of evidence-based recommendations representing the current best practice in cancer screening. For most CCGs, cancer remains the largest single cause of premature death. Cancer screening is important in preventing and detecting cancer. It offers a significant opportunity to diagnose more cancers earlier, […]

In focus – National cancer patient experience survey

21st September 2016

The National Cancer Patient Survey (NCPES) 2015 is the fifth iteration of the survey first undertaken in 2010. It has been designed to drive improvements in a patient’s experience of cancer care and inform commissioners and service providers. The 2015 survey has been published for the first time as Official Statistics. For the 2015 and […]