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
Educational Resources Launched to Improve Quality of Personalised Care and Support Planning
Macmillan have launched their “What Matters to Me” e-learning module, which is aimed at health and social care professionals working with people with cancer. The e-learning outlines why “What Matters to Me” is important and offers support in developing Personalised Care outcomes and adds traction to the drive to improve…
Do it For Yourself Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign Launches
The Peninsula Cancer Alliance have been working with MSD and partners in order to bring a print campaign around Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to encourage and educate patients into coming forward and to attend screening appointments for lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most common…
Sun Awareness Week 3rd May-9th May 2021
With almost half of British people having been sunburnt last year, Sun Awareness week highlights the importance of looking after your skin in the sun. 1. Spend time in the shade when the sun is at its strongest between 11am-3pm 2. Keep yourself well covered, and wear a hat and…
‘Covid-Friendly’ Cancer Care At Home Extended For More Patients
Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘Covid friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the…
NHS Rolls Out Capsule Cameras to Test for Cancer in South West
Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the South West NHS. The imaging technology, in a capsule no bigger than a pill, can provide a diagnosis within hours. Known as a colon capsule endoscopy, the cameras are the latest NHS innovation to…
Our North Devon Breast Care Nurses – Winners of a BJN award!
Huge Congratulations to Karen, Claire, Amy and Abby from the Breast Care Nursing team at North Devon for winning Oncology nurse of the year at the BJN awards. Since Feb 2020 the team have stepped up to provide 2ww triple assessments clinics and the running and co ordination of the…