Our work

What we do

North East London Cancer Alliance is one of 21 cancer alliances established by NHS England to lead on the delivery of the cancer care recommendations in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Our Key Principles

There are four key principles we expect to be embedded and reflected throughout our delivery plans.

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Identifying, monitoring and reducing health inequalities.

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Understanding and improving experience of care by embedding patient, carer and public voices in policy and service improvement and delivery.

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Working in partnership to maintain the cancer workforce.

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Taking a data-driven approach to transforming cancer outcomes.

Our Programmes of Work

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Faster diagnosis and Operational improvement

Reducing the backlog; reducing waiting times; improving cancer patient pathways; improving performance against national cancer standards.

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Early Diagnosis

Raising awareness of signs and symptoms; increasing uptake of national screening programmes; working with and supporting local doctors; using the latest innovation in cancer diagnosis.

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Treatments and Personalised Care

Reducing variation; supporting the establishment of the new Children, Teenage and Young Adult Operational Delivery Networks; improving quality of life for cancer patients.

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Patient and Carer Engagement

Giving cancer patients and carers a voice in improving cancer services; increasing the uptake of cancer services; providing roles for patients and carers in cancer alliance projects and programmes.