"I'm the CCG lead for Cancer, my aim is to improve cancer outcomes by making sure cancers are diagnosed promptly, services are compliant with national guidance and care is delivered in the right place".
Dr Peter Holloway, GP and Clinical Lead for Cancer
A Strategy for Cancer published in 2010 set out the national strategy for cancer and set the following challenges:
The Ipswich and East Suffolk Cancer Services Locality Group, which consists of local cancer services providers, local and national cancer charities, CCG and public health representatives, as well as cancer service users works to implement the national strategy at a local level.
We work closely with the Anglia Cancer Network, which is responsible for co-ordinating cancer care across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and North Bedfordshire in order to ensure that patients receive the best possible care and that outcomes can improve.
The cancer programme will commission cancer services to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.
All cancer services will be compliant with the relevant Improving Outcomes Guidance (IOG), including pathology testing of haematological malignancy, liver metastases, cancer of unknown primary and psychological support services, with compliance measured via the cancer peer review process against the Manual for Cancer Services. Performance against the cancer waiting times operating standards will be achieved.
Primary care cancer nurse pilots:
- access to a supported self-management programme
- having their needs holistically assessed
- an end of treatment care plan agreed
- an end of treatment summary provided
Email: Lisa Parrish
Tel.: 01473 770283