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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 […]

Transforming Cancer Services Team shortlisted for two HSJ Awards

24th September 2018

Two Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) for London projects have been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards 2018. The Pan London Suspected Cancer Referral Form project has been shortlisted in the ‘Optimising Clinical Practice and Systems’ category and a pilot project for primary care prostate follow up of stable prostate patients has been shortlisted in the ‘Redesigning […]

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 england.tcstlondon@nhs.net  

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 […]

Cancer education and training portal for primary and community care

26th June 2018

A cancer education portal designed to support Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, CCGs and educational commissioners. Cancer education and training portal for primary and community care provides: training needs assessment (TNA) reports, educational prospectus, and additional resources results to help Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, CCGs and educational commissioners understand the gaps in cancer training and education […]

#GIRLvsCANCER – surviving a run-in with breast cancer

17th May 2018

Lauren Mahon, 32, writes about her breast cancer diagnosis and the mental and emotional challenges faced on the path to recovery. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31 and barely any boobs I thought they were having a laugh. But they weren’t. And I did. I have a grade 3 cancerous tumour in […]

1 in 2 people with cancer also suffers from at least one mental health issue

16th May 2018

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018), the Transforming Cancer Services Team for London – part of Healthy London Partnership[i] – in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, have published a new report with the aim of improving psychological support for people living with cancer across London. In the year following a cancer […]

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 […]