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

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…

Non Site Specific Pathway Launch

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance are pleased to announce the launch of the Non-Site Specific Cancer pathways in Trusts across Devon and Cornwall. Patients in areas served by hospitals in Plymouth, North Devon  and Truro now have access to a service for urgently investigating symptoms or signs that suggest cancer, but…

‘Help Us, Help You’ Lung Cancer Campaign

Today, NHS England and NHS Improvement, together with Public Health England, are launching the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign to encourage people with a cough lasting three weeks or more and who don’t have COVID-19, to contact their GP practice. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some…

Join Us for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer  UK survival rates are among the worst in Europe. Three-quarters of those diagnosed are done so a after the cancer has spread, making treatment more difficult. This is why awareness is so important – March, in particular, is a time to campaign and speak out for further funding…

NHS Cancer Programme-Quarterly Report-With Some Familiar Faces!

The NHS Cancer Programme launched its quarter 3 report last week.  The report summarises key milestones from April 2020 up to the end of December, and it provides an update on the work of the NHS Cancer Programme. The NHS Cancer Programme leads the delivery of the NHS Long Term…