What do we do?

Cancer is a priority programme for the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). It is also a national clinical priority and a key recommendation from the National Cancer Taskforce Report ‘Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes: a Strategy for England 2015-2020’  was to establish local Cancer Alliances as the decision-making body in relation to the planning and delivery of the Cancer Taskforce strategy locally.

Over the last year, work has been undertaken with stakeholders and the former Cancer Strategy Groups to shape the local cancer ambition and the transition to Cancer Alliances (CA’s).  Within Yorkshire and the Humber there are 3 CA’s:

Each of the CA’s has a Board which has developed a work programme which is aligned to and therefore accountable to the STP for delivery.  As a clinical network, we support the CA Programme Management Office.  This has included assisting the development of the CA work plan, and will continue with supporting delivery via their work streams:

  • Prevention including Tobacco Control
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Treatment and Care
  • Living With and Beyond Cancer
  • Patient Experience   

We also act as an important link between colleagues in Yorkshire and the Humber, North of England and nationally and lead and facilitate specific work programmes driven by Yorkshire and the Humber wide priorities.


For further information relating to any of the content of this page, please contact england.yhscn@nhs.net  



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