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Training Sessions in Cancer Waits, Best Practice Timed Pathways and Staging Completeness

27th October 2022

Working with Royal Marsden Partners Cancer Alliance we ran a series of training sessions via Teams covering three key areas. One session covered the guidance and requirements for cancer waits and the best practice timed pathways and the other session focussed on the requirements for reporting of cancer staging and the approach Croydon Health Services […]

System Level Demand and Capacity Modelling for Imaging Services

20th October 2022

The Transforming Cancer Services Team and Elective Care Improvement Support Team have been supporting Integrated Care System (ICS) led demand and capacity (D&C) modelling for CT, MRI and ultrasound across North Central and North East London systems. The approach was initially developed with the Southwest London ICS using the national demand and capacity teams ‘Core […]

Endoscopy and Imaging updates

20th October 2022

In light of recent challenges with nuclear medicine and PET-CT we have recently started a pan-London nuclear medicine group to support recruitment and development of staff in this specialist and under the radar discipline. We are beginning the process of hiring a pan-London practice educator as a first step in that support. The Imaging and […]

London Urgent Suspected Referral Analysis (2021 update) *

20th October 2022

We have updated our on-line interactive dashboard to include 2021 cancer waiting times data. Analysis is provided at London, STP, Cancer Alliance and tumour level. Over the past ten years the number of patients seen as suspected cancer has increased each year, except during 2020 due to pandemic. Between 2012 and 2019 the number of […]

National Cancer Experience survey 2021 (NCPES)

20th October 2022

The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey (NCPES) is an important part of the national NHS Cancer Programme, which places patient experience on a par with clinical effectiveness and safety as a key strategic priority. It has been designed to monitor progress on cancer care, to drive local quality improvements, to assist commissioners and providers of […]

Quality of Life and Cancer

18th October 2022

Quality of Life and Cancer continues to be a key priority area within the TCST Personalised Cancer Care programme. There is an established London Quality of Life and Cancer Working group and two established Task and Finish groups focusing on: Improving survey completeness across London and the Understanding the data and what it means for London.An action plan […]

London Regional Cancer in the Community Conference

18th October 2022

The Cancer in the Community Programme has successfully run 4 cohorts reaching 90 delegates across London in 2022. The collaborative work of Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (TCST), Central London Community Health (CLCH) Academy and Health Education England (HEE) has delivered a very well evaluated and successful programme followed by a regional conference at […]

Urgent Suspected Cancer Referral forms now in testing phase

18th October 2022

Over the last few months, the Pan-London urgent suspected cancer (USC) referral forms have gone through another round of consultation. This  included all cancer tumour groups, GP groups via their respective Cancer Alliances, as well as Pan-London forums including the primary care and Rapid Diagnostic Centres groups. Consensus on changes has now been reached and […]

Sarcoma triage and diagnostics pathway review

5th July 2022

Liz Price is working with the London and South East Sarcoma Network and specialised commissioning across East of England, South East England and London regarding the network’s sarcoma pathways. Sarcoma pathways include soft tissue, bone and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). At the moment, soft tissue pathways are struggling with capacity and demand for diagnostic services. […]

Updates to the prevalence dashboard and conversion and detection dashboards

16th June 2022

In 2019 and 2020, TCST cancer data team  worked with national colleagues to develop two fantastic analytical tools a couple of years ago.  Although the team aren’t responsible for updating these it is great to see them being updated and developed by national colleagues. The prevalence dashboard can be viewed via the NHS cancer data […]