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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Early diagnosis

Early Diagnosis

Early Diagnosis

Faster diagnosis

Faster Diagnosis

Faster Diagnosis

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High Quality Modern Services

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Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Personalised care

Personalised Care

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Latest news

Navigational bronchoscopy at University Hospital’s Bristol and Weston

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…

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NHS Lung MOTs have arrived in select areas across Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, and Gloucestershire

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…

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‘Help Us Help You’ Cervical Screening Campaign – 14 February – 14 March 2022

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…

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Exciting new technology launched by NHS Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire (SWAG) Cancer Alliance and Inspirata, using ‘AI system’ to match cancer patients to trials earlier.

Bristol AI system matches cancer patients to trials earlier

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World Cancer Day Friday 4 February 2022

World Cancer Day 4th February 2022

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A targeted 27,000 across Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire to be invited for NHS lung health checks

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…

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World Occupational Therapy Day (27.10.2021): Spotlight on Two of Our South West Occupational Therapists

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…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2021)

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…

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Events

10:00 - 15:30
14:00 - 16:00

The Utility of a Dashboard

The Utility of a Dashboard – The SW Prostate Dashboard and Impact on Clinical and Operational Quality Improvement Nick Burns-Cox , Consultant Urologist SWAG

08:00 - 09:00

Access to cancer screening for people with learning disability and autism

Access to cancer screening for people with learning disability and autism –  Nicky Powell NHSEI Senior Transforming care Manager/ SW LEDER Coordinator

08:00 - 09:00

Somerset Prehabilitation for Cancer

Somerset Prehabilitation for Cancer, James Warren

08:00 - 09:00

Christmas Party – Christmas jumpers a must

Christmas Party – Christmas jumpers a must

08:00 - 09:00

SWAG Patient and Public Participation in Co-Production and Co-Design

SWAG Patient and Public Participation in Co-Production and Co-Design – PPV Partners Jo Chambers and Andy Holness and SWAG PPE Lead Mary Oladele

08:00 - 09:00