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This strategy represents an ambitious programme for cancer services over the next five years to make real the vision of building a world class cancer service.

Following the progress made since the publication of the NHS Cancer Plan, this Strategy sets outs key actions to improve cancer services and details ten pledges to patients: 1. More will be done to help you to reduce your risk of developing cancer; 2. An increased likelihood of your cancer being detected earlier; 3. You will have access to high quality treatment at every stage of your cancer journey; 4. Whether you are living with or beyond your cancer, high quality information and support, tailored to your personal needs will be available; 5. Irrespective of who you are or what your background is, the NHS will work to give you access to the best possible cancer experience and outcomes; 6. Your care will be delivered in the most clinically appropriate and convenient setting for you; 7. You will be able to access information about the performance of your cancer services, enabling you to make informed choices which reflect your priorities; 8. Your PCT will be supported in ensuring that the best possible cancer services are available for you; 9. Your NHS cancer services will continue to be properly funded; and 10.We will keep striving to improve the quality of cancer services available.


  • Publication date3 December 2007
  • CreatorDH
  • ContributorJayne Herring
  • CopyrightDH

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