Our work

Anglia Cancer Network’s strategy sets out our ambitions to improve cancer outcomes. We will realise these aims through working on a number of projects working alongside service providers, commissioners, primary care, research networks and patient and carer groups.

Implementation of the Network's strategy, Aiming High: world-class treatment, care and support for cancer patients in Anglia, will require partnership working with a number of diverse and emerging groups, such as Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards and HealthWatch organisations.

To ensure a common understanding across these groups, our work is organised against the five goals (domains) of the Outcome Framework for the NHS.

Reducing premature mortality
  • Awareness and early diagnosis
  • Implementing NICE guidance
  • Standards of care for secondary diseases

Enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions
  • Patient information
  • Survivorship initiative

Enhanced recovery helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury
  • Quality Innovation Productivity and Preventions (QIPP)
  • Rehabilitation

Improving patients’ experience of care ensuring that people have a positive experience of care
  • Advanced communications
  • Enhancing patient experience with user involvement
  • Palliative and end of life
  • Psychological support

Improving patient safety treating and caring for people in a safe environment; and protecting them from avoidable harm
  • Improve the safety and effectiveness of oncology services within the network.
  • Peer review
  • Reduce harm and improve safety

Organisational development
  • Ensure that the Network is managed within a robust governance framework
  • Information to support users, providers and commissioners
  • Research
  • Supporting commissioning of cancer services
  • To provide improved infrastructure across the network to enhance MDT working