Finding Innovative Solutions

Leading on innovations that will provide a better patient experience, and quality of life for people living with and beyond cancer.

Improving Cancer Services

Working together to diagnose patients earlier and improve their treatment options.

Access for everyone

Reducing inequalities and improving healthcare access for the population.

 The Peninsula Cancer Alliance work across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and is one of 21 cancer alliances across England, bringing together clinical and other senior leaders and patients.

We plan and lead locally to deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS long-term plan. We work to reduce variation in outcomes and improve access to high quality care by using evidence based interventions across whole pathways, and for our whole population.

For more information visit our projects page to see the work we are doing to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer patients in their local area.

Peninsula Our Priorities

Our Priorities

Our Priorities

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Cancer Campaigns

Cancer Campaigns

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Getting Support

Getting Support

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Getting Involved

Getting Involved

About The Peninsula Cancer Alliance

We are responsible for leading the local delivery of the national cancer strategy which sets an exciting vision for the transformation of cancer services.

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Latest News form around the Peninsula Cancer Alliance

Patient Experience in our New Lung Health Check Video

Our new video is now ready to share which includes a very informative interview with a patient who has been on one of our lung health check vans. Over the last year local patients aged between 55 and under 75 years old, who have ever smoked, have been invited by…

NHS Launches Tool to Improve Bowel Cancer Screening for People with Sight Loss

Thousands of people with sight loss in England will find it easier to participate in life-saving bowel cancer screening thanks to a new specially designed NHS tool. People who are blind or partially sighted will be offered a specially designed tool to support them complete Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kit,…

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance has moved Organisations.

From April 2024 the Cancer Alliance has moved from NHS England to be hosted by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. This does not change the alliances’ functions or levels of support across the South West, but moves us closer to the providers, commissioners and populations we serve. Our mission is…

Find out more about the Fern Centre in North Devon!

The Fern Centre offers information and support to those affected by cancer as well as their families by offering a warm, welcoming environment providing comfort and care away from the clinical setting. The Centre provides a drop-in facility where one of our friendly volunteers would be happy to help you…

Cancer signs on urinal mats in pubs and football grounds, as part of major new NHS cancer catching drive.

The NHS and P-Wave, a leading urinal products brand, are working together to put the message “Blood in your pee? Contact your GP practice” on urinal mats in thousands of men’s toilets across the country. Pubs, restaurants, shops, hotels and sports stadiums will be among the public places using the…

NHS Partners With Morrisons To Put Vital Cancer Awareness Messaging On Underwear Labels

From Monday 21st August, Morrisons shoppers in the South West will find NHS advice on underwear labels urging them to contact their GP practice if they spot potential symptoms of breast or testicular cancer. The Nutmeg branded underwear featuring NHS advice will be in 240 Morrisons stores, including South West…