Better cancer services

We lead innovation in improving the patient experience, and quality of life for people living with and beyond care.

Better cancer care

We lead innovation in improving the patient experience, and quality of life for people living with and beyond care.

Better cancer outcomes

We work together to help more people to survive and live beyond cancer.

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

High quality modern service

High Quality Modern Services

High Quality Modern Services

Parient experience

Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Personalised care

Personalised Care

Personalised Care

Our Projects

The Bristol and Severn Hepatitis C ODN, in partnership with SWAG, have been selected for an NHS Cancer Programme pilot project aiming to achieve earlier detection of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Cancer Care Map is a simple, online resource that aims to help you find cancer support services in your local area wherever you are in the UK.

Your lungs work hard for you throughout your life. As you get older, it’s worth getting them checked out.

One aim of the NHS Long Term Plan is that 75% of cancers will be diagnosed at an early stage. This can be achieved through targeted screening and personalised surveillance of those most at risk of developing cancer, such as those with Lynch syndrome.

The SWAG Cancer Alliance are part of the National Colon Capsule Endoscopy pilot (CCE). A new innovative test introduced by NHS England as an alternative to the traditional colonoscopy.

The SWAG Cancer Alliance are part of the National Cytosponge pilot a new diagnostic test introduced by NHS England to identify conditions such as Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal (food pipe or gullet) cancer.

About SWAG Cancer Alliance

We are responsible for leading the local delivery of the national cancer strategy which set an exciting vision for the transformation of cancer services.

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Latest news

Navigational bronchoscopy at University Hospital’s Bristol and Weston

July 13, 2022

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…

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

July 13, 2022

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,…

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

February 14, 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…

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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.

February 11, 2022

Bristol AI system matches cancer patients to trials earlier

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Events

SWAG Cance Alliance Members Events