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The NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21, according to a report published today by NHS England’s National Cancer Programme.
The report details the investment the NHS is making in cancer transformation, such as:
- Modernisation of radiotherapy equipment throughout the country, including £130m invested over 2016-2018 for new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment
- New models of care introduced to ensure cancer is diagnosed earlier and improve survival, including £200m over the next two years to accelerate diagnosis and enhance patients’ quality of life. Five pilot sites in England are testing a new faster diagnosis standard ensuring patients receive a cancer diagnosis or an ‘all clear’ within 28 days.
- Establishment of 19 Cancer Alliances across England to bring together clinical leaders, healthcare workers, patients and charities for better coordination of care.
This is the second year of a five year programme to implement the cancer strategy aimed at delivering world-class cancer services across England.
Read the progress report here: Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes – Progress Report 2016-17