Timely access to treatment is integral to improving a person’s chances of surviving cancer and their quality of life after treatment. From the initial suspicion of cancer and subsequent clinical investigation to diagnosis and treatment; a cancer patient’s journey can be complex.
The Treatment, Pathways and Personalised Care programme is working with partners within the Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance to ensure there is enough capacity in the local healthcare system to deliver equitable access to cancer treatments and care for all people living in our region.
Working collaboratively across the partner organisations, the Treatment and Pathways part of the programme aims to deliver the Best Practice Timed Pathways, achieve Cancer Waiting Times Standards and reduce unwarranted variation in treatments.
Best practice timed pathways support the ongoing improvement effort to shorten diagnosis pathways, reduce variation, improve patient experience of care, and meet the Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS).
Through effective partner collaboration, the Cancer Alliance diligently oversees cancer services on a system-wide scale.
Personalised Care will benefit up to 2.5 million people by 2024, giving them the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other aspect of their life.
A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the .increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. Personalised care is based on ‘what matters’ to people and their individual strengths and needs.