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 […]

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 […]

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 […]