The SEL Cancer Alliance is one of 21 Cancer Alliances in England which function as the primary vehicle for delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for cancer and improvements in cancer performance. They bring together partners across complex cancer pathways to deliver the best care and outcomes for patients, using a data-driven and evidence-based approach, according to the needs of the local population.
Alliances bring together partners at neighbourhood, place and system level, working together to lead whole-system planning, delivery and performance of cancer care, and its improvement across their footprint. Their programme of work is broad and includes improvements against the cancer operational standards, faster and earlier cancer diagnosis, cancer screening, personalised care, patient involvement and experience, Rapid Diagnostic Centres, research and innovation, and reducing inequalities in cancer care.
Alliances also provide funding and capacity to support these programmes of work and secure cancer transformation, creating the evidence base to enable systems to adopt new approaches, and provide clinical leadership to cancer services and those working with them.
The Alliance works in close partnership with the cancer leads of the ICBs Planned care team, with further details on that team available here Planned Care – South East London ICS (selondonics.org)