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

Widespread Clinical Support For Reforming NHS Cancer Standards To Speed Up Diagnosis For Patients.

Thousands of people referred for urgent cancer checks every month are set to be diagnosed and treated sooner, as the NHS reforms its cancer standards to reflect what matters most to patients and to align with modern clinical practice. Developed by clinical experts and supported by leading cancer charities, there…

South West Prostate Dashboard Shortlisted for the HSJ Data-Driven Transformation Award Category.

We have received confirmation that our work on the South West Prostate Dashboard has been shortlisted in the Data-Driven Transformation Award Category for the HSJ Awards 2023. What is the South West Prostate Dashboard?  In 2018, the Cancer Alliances in the SW (Peninsula and SWAG) began to work in collaboration…

6000 Patients Scanned on our Targeted Lung Health Checks Van

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance launched the programme as part of a national pilot last August inviting anyone who has ever smoked between the ages of 55 and 74 years.This week – less than a year since the programme launched – the team will mark a milestone when the 6,000th person…

Our Targeted Lung Health Checks Van Has Moved to Bodmin!

Our Van has moved and we are now scanning patients in Bodmin, Cornwall. We are asking for everyone between the ages of 55 and 75 to keep an eye out for their letter inviting them to attend a Lung Health. So far our programme in Cornwall has: Sent out 16,564…

Beginner Dermoscopy Course for Primary Care 2023

In April we will kick off our Primary Care training session for recognising and diagnosing benign skin lesions using a Dermoscope. This training has been running for the last two years and will continue with our initial kick off session, followed by monthly lunchtime sessions (dates for these to be…

Can you help us ? Join us as Patient Representatives!

Could you share your experiences and help us shape future services? We are seeking patient representatives from across Devon and Cornwall to join our Patient Forum and Site Specific network groups. For further information please email: