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

Dr Joe Mays on BBC Spotlight – Lung Cancer Awareness

Joe featured on BBC spotlight yesterday to talk about the importance of going to your GP with symptoms of lung cancer. The pandemic has had a big affect on patients coming forward and we are trying to spread the message out to the South West; if you are experiencing symptoms…

Stop Smoking and Start Breathing: Stoptober begins tomorrow

It is never too late to stop smoking, and research has shown that if you quit for 28days that you are five time more likely to stop for good. Download the free NHS Quit Smoking app Here: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/ Lets do this !

Cancer Awareness Campaigns in September 2021

This September is going to be a busy month! We have three big cancer awareness campaigns running throughout, please follow the links below to see how you can get more involved and what you can do to help. With all the fundraising and challenges set to go on around the…

Nursing Times Award – Exeter Teams Shortlisted

The Living With and Beyond Cancer(LWBC) team, Breast Care Nurse Specialists and FORCE cancer charity are delighted to be shortlisted in this year’s NT awards, Cancer Nursing Category. Using a co-production method they redesigned the breast cancer pathway involving FORCE oncology physiotherapist, oncology dietitian and a Cancer Support Worker (CSW)…

Cancer Quality of Life Survey – Roll out to other cancers

Background Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone. More people are surviving cancer than ever before- but living with cancer, and the effects of its treatment, can have a negative impact on peoples physical, emotion and social wellbeing. Public health England (PHE) ,…

NHS urges holiday makers to cover up in the UK sun this summer

This summer, as more of us choose to holiday in the UK and the South West of England has received an amber plus heat wave warning, the NHS is reminding everyone to take care in the UK sun. The #CoverUpMate campaign is aimed at men, women and children encouraging those…