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.

Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists

We've put together an easy to navigate list of resources for services in your area.

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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Our Priorities

Early Diagnosis

Early Diagnosis

Early Diagnosis

Faster Diagnosis

Faster Diagnosis & Operational Performance

Faster Diagnosis & Operational Performance

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Prehab Care

Prehab Care

Treatment and Care

Treatment & Care

Treatment & Care

Health Inequality

Health Inequalities

Health Inequalities

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement

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 sets an exciting vision for the transformation of cancer services.

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Latest news

On Wednesday 5 July 2023, the NHS will mark 75 years of service!

July 4, 2023
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Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer

June 26, 2023

Let’s talk about prostate cancer – YouTube Cultural taboos and misconceptions around prostate cancer can prevent Black men from being diagnosed and treated early. Black men with prostate cancer, living…

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Congratulations to The Haematology Team at Weston General Hospital

May 17, 2023

Amazing congratulations to the Haematology Team at WGH who were presented with a plaque/award to recognise accreditation with Myeloma UKs Clinical Excellence  programme.  This is a fantastic achievement.  

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National Clinical Nurse Specialist Day – Wednesday 26 April 2023

February 15, 2023

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2023 is our 2nd National Cancer CNS Day. Join us to show support and appreciation for our Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Workforce #NationalCancerCNSDay Meet some of SWAG’s…

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Events

SWAG Cancer Alliance Members Events