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.
East of England
North East & York
South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw, Northern, Humber Coast and Vale, West Yorkshire and Harrogate,
Cheshire & Merseyside Alliance, Greater Manchester Alliance, Lancashire and South Cumbria Alliance
West Midlands Alliance and East Midlands Alliance
North Central London Alliance, North East London Alliance, South East London Alliance & RM Partners
Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance, Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance, Thames Valley Cancer Alliance, Wessex Cancer Alliance
Peninsula Cancer Alliance, SWAG Cancer Alliance
Alliances bring together a range of organisations to help ensure the best possible cancer care in the assigned region. These inlcude: NHS organisations, local councils, charities, and patient groups.
The partnership aims to optimise the services and care provided by reducing health inequalities in the regionm, 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.
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).
Within ICSs, 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.
A Cancer Innovation Award Scheme to promote innovation and improvement in cancer services and people’s experience has been launched by the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS (SYB ICS) Cancer Alliance in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (YHAHSN).
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