This page is designed to give you an overview of where the Cancer Alliance’s came from, what we do and who we are.
If it doesn’t go far enough to answer your questions, please do contact us.
The independent national cancer taskforce, in its report of May 2016, sets out an ambitious vision for improving services, care and outcomes for everyone with cancer:
Click here (under publications) to read the full report of the independent taskforce: Achieving World Class Outcomes - A Strategy for England 2015 – 2020.
A total of 19 Cancer Alliances work across England to drive the changes needed to achieve the Taskforce’s vision – see the map below.
Alliances bring together NHS organisations, local councils, charities, community and voluntary organisations and groups, patients and others affected by cancer in a partnership.
The partnership aims to design and deliver the transformation of services and care, reducing variations in the availability of high quality care and treatment, delivering ongoing improvements, piloting innovative approaches and sharing best practice.
Cancer Alliances are responsible, through NHS England, to the National Cancer Transformation Board. They determine how national funding should be directed to support their transformation programme to improve survival, early diagnosis, patient experience and long-term quality of life across a whole population.
Click here for more details about how Cancer Alliances are expected to work
While Alliances provide a focus for transformation and leadership on cancer locally, they are part of the wider system of care through the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and the Derbyshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP).
Within ICS and STPs, NHS organisations and local authorities in different parts of England have come together to develop ‘place based’ plans for the future of health and care services. There are 44 areas identified as the geographical footprints across which these plans are developed and implemented.
Lily Atkinson from Hoyland who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at just 11 months old represented Cancer Research at the Barnsley FC fixture against Birmingham City on 11 February.
24 Mar 2020, 09:00 – 13:00
On behalf of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System Cancer Alliance all breast cancer care nurses across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are invited to attend the following event:
Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Venue: The Source, 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield S9 1EA
Times: 08:30 arrival for 09:00 start,
lunch and networking will be from 12:00 with a 13:00 finish
The agenda will include reflections and learning from across the region and beyond for patient engagement, learning from the Breast Cancer Now pledge work and beyond.
Aim of the event: To develop stronger relationships across the region, share best practice, increase understanding and knowledge as well as identifying opportunities for further development, ultimately improving care and services. There will be a focus on secondary breast cancer.
Please ensure you inform us if you have any access or dietary requirements.
For more information, please email us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org