Who we are

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The Anglia Cancer Network (AngCN) co-ordinates the planning, commissioning and delivery of high quality cancer care to 2.63 million people living in Cambridgeshire, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk, and part of Bedfordshire Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). The PCTs are currently being replaced by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

People living in adjoining areas (for example South Lincolnshire) also look to the Anglia area for some cancer services.

AngCN does not have a budget for directly commissioning services or providing healthcare services, but we provide leadership and advice on cancer to ten hospitals - four Cancer Centres (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), and six cancer units - and to the PCTs and CCGs, to make sure patients receive the best possible services based on national standards and guidelines.

The Network is led by a small team working with commissioners and provider stakeholders accountable to the Network Board. The Network is a Commissioner led 'Governed Partnership' with Board decisions made by Commissioners based on the advice of the Network Team and taking the views of patient representatives and providers into account. Team members support the work of Site Specific Groups, multi-disciplinary groups responsible for planning the delivery of services for each cancer body site.

The views of patients make an important contribution to the decisions made by the Network, with patients represented on the Network Board and all of our Site Specific Groups.

Through our workplan the Network ensures that national priorites are implemented and strives to ensure that services for cancer patients in Anglia are of the highest standard.