31 August 2016

As London Cancer moves forward in its work to develop a world class cancer system that serves the population of North Central London, North East London, West Essex and beyond, the system will be coordinated by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) as the new system leader for cancer care from 1 September 2016.

London Cancer now forms a key pillar in the UCLH Cancer Collaborative, which itself is one of the three partners in the national Cancer Vanguard, along with Greater Manchester Cancer and RM Partners.   The UCLH Cancer Collaborative will drive forward a vision where patients are diagnosed faster and more efficiently, have a better chance of survival, have a better experience of care and are better informed and supported.

London Cancer brings the experience and success achieved by the partnership since it was established in 2012 to the UCLH Cancer Collaborative and will continue to drive improvements in patient outcomes and experience across the region.   The work undertaken by the London Cancer Pathway Boards and Expert Reference Groups will remain as essential as ever within the remit of the Vanguard, to drive delivery of new models of care and whole pathway improvements. The work of the boards, supported by the Centre for Cancer Outcomes, will continue to drive the use of best evidence-based practice, from prevention through to living with and beyond cancer or end of life care.

Updates about London Cancer’s work and progress will be shared in the usual ways and involvement by professionals and patients continues to be vital to the progress across the system.

London Cancer will continue to work with UCLPartners, its host since 2012, through programmes of work to improve the health and care of patients and the population.

If you would like any further details about the move to UCLH, please contact the team in the following ways: