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.
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.
Latest News form around the Peninsula Cancer Alliance
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