The Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon & Gloucestershire Cancer Alliance is the forum to bring providers and commissioners together with patients, to co-design services to optimise pathways, ensure effective integration and address variation, and are the vehicle that leads the activity required at a local level to meet the 2023/24 ambitions set out by the Cancer Taskforce.
The Cancer Alliance puts clinical leaders across primary, secondary, and tertiary care in the driving seat for improving quality and outcomes across cancer pathways, based on shared data and metrics. Continuing to deliver the strategy and its programmes will require committed leadership, smart choices around investing to save, and a firm intent to try new approaches and test new models of care.
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We are pleased to announce a new regional navigational bronchoscopy service in SWAG Cancer Alliance, supported by a SWAG innovation grant. The service is based at University Hospital’s Bristol and Weston but will benefit all suitable SWAG patients. Navigational bronchoscopy provides a three-dimensional virtual “roadmap” that enables diagnosis of small…Read More
Past and current smokers who are registered with specific GP practices across Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, and Gloucestershire are now being invited to NHS lung health checks to improve lung health, detect and treat lung cancer earlier, and save lives. People who are offered a scan will be able to have…Read More
On 14th February 2022, The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, with the support of NHS England and NHS Improvement will launch a national cervical screening campaign. The Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening campaign will encourage those eligible for screening – women and people with a cervix aged 25-64…Read More
Bristol AI system matches cancer patients to trials earlierRead More
Past and current smokers in several primary care networks will be invited to an NHS lung health check next year in a drive to improve lung health, detect and treat lung cancers earlier, and save lives. The SWAG Cancer Alliance, which covers Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire, has been selected…Read More
Occupational Therapy Day was first launched on 27th October 2010. Since then, it has become an important date to promote and celebrate the profession internationally. The theme for this year’s day is “Belong. Be You.” Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on developing, recovering, or maintaining the daily…Read More
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. It is the most common cause of death from cancer for both men and women, claiming almost 35,000 lives a year. Early detection of lung cancer makes it…Read More
The Utility of a Dashboard – The SW Prostate Dashboard and Impact on Clinical and Operational Quality Improvement Nick Burns-Cox , Consultant Urologist SWAG
Access to cancer screening for people with learning disability and autism – Nicky Powell NHSEI Senior Transforming care Manager/ SW LEDER Coordinator
Somerset Prehabilitation for Cancer, James Warren
Christmas Party – Christmas jumpers a must
SWAG Patient and Public Participation in Co-Production and Co-Design – PPV Partners Jo Chambers and Andy Holness and SWAG PPE Lead Mary Oladele