High quality modern services

Around the SWAG region and across the south west, we are working on a few pilot programmes as well as sourcing innovative tools which can aid us in achieving part of the early diagnosis and faster diagnosis objectives in The Long Term Plan.

Please see below a selection of projects we are currently working on and keep up to date with our news section on the front page which will provide real time updates with how these projects are progressing.


High quality modern services

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the South West. The Peninsula Cancer Alliance is responsible for working with providers, commissioners and other partners to improve services and patient experience. The Alliance covers the 1.7 million people who live in Devon and Cornwall.

The Alliance has a Long Term Plan for 2019 to 2024 (link to pdf attached). This sets out how we are working to diagnose more cancers early, provide services rapidly and support people living with and beyond cancer.
The Alliance includes (can you hyperlink to their website please)

• Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
• Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
• Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
• Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust • Torbay & South Devon Foundation NHS Trust • Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

• Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group

The Alliance also works closely with:
Macmillan Cancer Support
Cancer Research UK