Addressing health inequalities
Our remit covers the whole cancer pathway from prevention, awareness and screening, through to diagnosis and treatment, as well as personalised care. Reducing health inequalities is a key priority and a cross cutting theme in all of these areas.
The Alliance set up the North Central London Cancer Inequalities Working Group. It has broad representation from the North Central London CCG, local hospital trusts, local authorities and a number of voluntary and charity sector organisations to address this priority.
The working group provides leadership and support to the Alliance and its partners to coordinate planning to address health inequalities across the cancer pathway to improve patient outcomes. It supports work that identifies key communities experiencing poorer outcomes, highlights where particular focus needs to be paid, and where gaps in service planning and provision need to be addressed.
Read our short term strategy for addressing health inequalities here.