We are committed to implementing Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes (2016) working with the new East of England Cancer Alliance. This alliance aims to share and implement learning and best practice, link to new models of care and radical transformation, integrate care pathways across health and social care, focus on prevention and access to services, improve the patient experience, monitor performance and support improvements, and fully involve patients, carers and families.
Our system will work to save lives and improve patient outcomes and experience for those with cancer across Suffolk and North East Essex by driving changes in delivery of cancer care across a whole health and care system that will save lives, reduce variation and improve quality of care.
Our cancer strategy is underpinned by seven themes where we intend to address:
- Fewer people getting cancer;
- More people surviving cancer through earlier diagnosis;
- More people being diagnosed swiftly with a more individualised treatment plan;
- More people having a good quality of survival;
- More people being supported to live as well as possible both during and after treatment has finished;
- Those with suspected recurrent disease are able to re-access specialist care without delay;
- Patients afforded the same quality of care irrespective of factors such as age.