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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Latest news

NHS Urges People in South West to Come Forward for Life Saving Cancer Checks

People in the South West of England with potential cancer symptoms are being encouraged to come forward for lifesaving checks as part of an NHS campaign. NHS England chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, launched the campaign to highlight symptoms of abdominal and urological cancers this week, saying that the NHS is open and ready to treat…

Prescribe Arts and Enable Adults Living with Cancer to Flourish!

Flourish through creativity! Online Arts on Prescription course for adults living with & beyond cancer Thanks to ongoing partnership and support from Macmillan Cancer Support and GLoW (Gloucestershire Wellbeing), Artlift’s online courses continue. Our next course runs from 11th Oct to 20th Dec 2021, every Monday afternoon from 1.00pm – 3.00pm Perfect for adults still…

SWAG Staff Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021

Two members of staff from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list this year. Ruth Hendy, lead cancer nurse for University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, has been given the British Empire Medal.  She has received the award for her services to people living…

Cancer Quality of Life Survey – Roll out to other cancers

By Beth Kingshott | July 28, 2021   Background Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone. More people are surviving cancer than ever before- but living with cancer, and the effects of its treatment, can have a negative impact on peoples physical, emotion and social wellbeing. Public health England (PHE) ,…

Raising Awareness: Cancer Survivors Day

June 6th is Cancer Survivors Day worldwide. The overall aim of this day is to raise awareness of issues and challenges that cancer patient face along with an opportunity to celebrate life and connect with each other. This year marks the 34th Cancer Survivors Day which was first introduced in the United States in 1987….

NHS Rolls Out Capsule Cameras to Test for Cancer in South West

Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the South West NHS. The imaging technology, in a capsule no bigger than a pill, can provide a diagnosis within hours. Known as a colon capsule endoscopy, the cameras are the latest NHS innovation to help patients access cancer checks…

Events

South West Cancer Alliances ‘Lung health lunch’

For health professionals who support patients who may be at risk of lung cancer, we need your help to find people with potentially curative lung cancer. This webinar will highlight the ongoing problem of reduced lung cancer referrals and potentially missed curative diagnosis during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The webinar will raise pharmacists, community respiratory teams…

12:30 - 13:30