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Blood Cancer awareness month – the importance of early diagnosis

17th September 2019

September is Blood Cancer awareness month and we want to highlight the importance of being aware of the signs and understanding that early diagnosis is vital. Around 3,500 people in London are diagnosed each year with some form of blood cancer, and there are more than 22,000 people living with a blood cancer in London. […]

Primary Care cancer educational toolkit

11th September 2019

The purpose of this toolkit is to highlight to Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG)  the gaps in cancer training and education. It also provides a repository of online courses for primary and community healthcare professionals.

Guidance on clinical coding of cancer patients in primary care

29th July 2019

The Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (TSCT), Tower Hamlets CCG and Tower Hamlets Clinical Effectiveness Group have produced a joint paper regarding the clinical coding of cancer patients within primary care. The document provides a comparative analysis of national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) practice register data with the National Cancer Registration & Analysis […]

Mapping of pan London cancer rehabilitation services

2nd July 2019

Rehabilitation is a vital component in the care of people living with and beyond cancer and is key to delivering personalised care. Cancer rehabilitation provides a range of benefits for the wider healthcare economy but more needs to be done to raise the profile and awareness of cancer rehabilitation in London. This service mapping report […]

2017 Cancer Prevalence Dashboard

30th May 2019

Interactive Prevalence Dashboard The 2017 Prevalence Dashboard, created by the Transforming Cancer Services Team partnership with Public Health England, brings together 2017 data and views for CCGs, STPs, Cancer Alliances and the London region on the: Demographics of those living with a cancer diagnosis (age, sex, ethnicity, socio-economic status, years since diagnosis). Proportion of people […]

Bringing together data to better understand people living with a cancer in London

29th May 2019

Developed by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) partnership with Public Health England (PHE)1, the London Prevalence Dashboard brings together 2017 cancer prevalence data to better understand people living in London with a cancer diagnosis. We know that 70% of people affected by cancer have at least one long term condition (Macmillan, 2015) and that […]

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 […]

Delivering excellent psychosocial support for adults affected by cancer in London

14th March 2019

Delivering excellent psychosocial support for adults affected by cancer in London: what progress has been made and what still needs to be done? This event coincides with one year since the publication of the report, funded and in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, The psychological impact of cancer: commissioning recommendations, pathway and service specifications on […]

Cancer Rehab competition and how to enter

11th February 2019

The Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) is delighted to announce the launch of the first ever Competition for Cancer Rehabilitation for London and West Essex. TCST provides strategic leadership for cancer across London, working with key partners to support the delivery of cancer waiting targets, earlier diagnosis of cancer, those who are living with and […]

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 […]