Aims and objectives

The Cancer Alliance is the system of healthcare commissioners, providers and patients that seeks to achieve the best cancer outcomes for the whole population of North Central London.

Our ongoing work can be summarised into three main areas. In addition, we play key role in supporting the recovery of cancer services in the area impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Encouraging presentation for early diagnosis

  • Enhance symptom awareness among the public
  • Meet national screening uptake targets
  • Maximise willingness to attend healthcare settings
  • Reduce inequalities in presentation and access for the local population

Optimising and reducing variation in diagnosis and treatment

  • Optimise symptomatic referrals from primary care and other healthcare settings
  • Sustainably delivery of operational standards
  • Delivery of national screening programmes
  • Clinical standards of care, including genomics
  • High quality patient experience
  • Make north central London a place of choice for cancer research

Provision of high-quality personalised support and care for all patients diagnosed with cancer

  • Ensure that all patients receive the same standard of care – health needs assessment, named care navigator, care plan
  • Implement stratified follow up to optimise support for patients post treatment
  • Improve the interfaces between care providers
  • Ensure appropriate rehabilitation services are available
  • Ensure psycho-social support for people living with cancer

Recovery of activity to pre-COVID-19 levels and resilience for further COVID-19 waves

  • Maximising capacity and efficiency of clinical services
  • Recovery of patient presentation, which fell due to COVID-19
  • Maximising  willingness to attend healthcare settings by creating safe and accessible pathways
  • Reducing inequalities in presentation and access caused or exacerbated by COVID-19

Addressing health inequalities

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