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The NHS Cancer Programme has published its first quarterly update report, which sets out the programme’s key achievements since April 2019 in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan for cancer, for example:
- Earlier and faster diagnosis – bowel cancer screening tests, HPV vaccine, Rapid Diagnostic Centres, Faster Diagnosis Standard
- Personalised care and support – follow-up support, personalised care, quality of life metric, patient experience surveys
- Operational performance
- World leading treatment – CAR-T therapy, proton beam therapy
- Workforce – Cancer Workforce Plan, Workforce Task and Finish Group.
The report covers the range of work that the NHS Cancer Programme is implementing, with the aim of diagnosing more people at an early stage and improving survival by 2028. This report looks back at the first two quarters of 2019/20.