Supporting Londoners affected by cancer

16th May 2017

Dr Philippa Hyman, Macmillan Mental Health Clinical Lead for our Transforming Cancer Services team, writes about how we’re working to improve psychological support for people affected by cancer. One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Earlier diagnosis and improved treatment means more Londoners are now surviving cancer and […]

We want excellent psychological care for people with cancer and its survivors

12th May 2017

Patients, commissioners and cancer services came together at an event on May 4, 2017 as part of our work to make sure any Londoner affected by cancer can get the right psychological support, at the right time and in the right place. One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Earlier diagnosis and […]

Psychological care pathway for people affected by cancer: 4 May 2017

2nd May 2017

Our Transforming Cancer Services Team and the London Living with and Beyond Cancer Board held an event to consider: “Excellent psychological support for those affected by cancer: how can we deliver the right support, at the right time, in the right place?”

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 […]