NHS England has confirmed number of steps, included into the Cancer Strategy Implementation Plan: investment of 94 million pounds into linear accelerators and building up 10 new Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centres.
The new Five Year Forward View ‘Next Steps’ Plan now aims to further improve cancer survival by an extra 5,000 people and improve experience of care over the next two years, with a range of improvements including:
- Patients having better access to the latest treatments, with roll-out of the largest radiotherapy upgrade programme in 15 years, with an extra £94m to be spent on equipping hospitals with state of the art linear accelerators (LINACs).
- Patients being tested sooner with investment in greater diagnostic capacity, including 10 new Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centres. This will be measured through the new 28 day faster diagnosis standard which will be rolled out from April 2018.
- Personalised care and support being offered to patients during treatment and for those recovering from cancer, improving their quality of life and experience of care.
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