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  1. Additional Sarcoma diagnostic ‘spoke’ goes live at Bart’s Health

    A new diagnostic pathway has been developed for adult soft tissue sarcoma referrals in London, using a Hub and Spoke service model. The ‘hubs’ will be delivered at tertiary services providing treatment and clinical oversight. The Hubs are the Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH) and the London Sarcoma Service, which is a joint service between the Royal […]

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  2. Demand and Capacity modelling for Endoscopy Services at Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Last year, TCST supported a demand and capacity refresh for endoscopy services at Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, working closely with colleagues and offering expertise around the modelling data requirements and analysis of modelling outputs alongside a detailed report. The Trust approached TCST to run a refresh demand and capacity modelling exercise […]

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  3. Community Reach project launched in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

    Evidence shows that certain marginalised groups in London are not being reached by cancer care surveys and are not engaging in universally offered opportunities to share their experiences and needs. As a result, their needs are not being reflected in personalised cancer care interventions or in service improvements across the cancer system. To tackle this […]

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  4. New dates set for national cancer waits guidance training

    Cancer waits guidance training has got off to a flying start in 2024 with two sessions delivered in February and further dates scheduled for April. Cancer waits will continue to be a priority within healthcare and TCST is continuing to offer the training in collaboration with London Cancer Alliances to support accessible standardisation of cancer […]

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  5. Forthcoming updates to Urgent Suspected Cancer referral forms for London

    At the end of 2023, a London-wide review of the Urgent Suspected Cancer (USC) referral forms was carried out, inviting both primary and secondary care colleagues to provide feedback and comments. Updates have now been completed and the forms are now being tested by a team of pan-London GP IT Champions. The new forms are […]

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  6. Redesign of soft tissue sarcoma diagnostic pathway for London

    Since January 2022, The Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) has supported NHS England London Region and the London and South East Sarcoma Network (LSESN) to redesign the soft tissue sarcoma diagnostic pathway. We are delighted that, as a collaboration, we had the opportunity to present at two sarcoma conferences this year; the Bone Cancer Research […]

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  7. London Cancer Community of Practice celebrates 1st anniversary with special event

    The London Cancer Community of Practice (CoP) hosted a celebratory event on 7 March at the CLCH Academy to mark it’s one-year anniversary. The event, which was co-designed with CoP members and patient partners, was attended by leaders from NHS England and colleagues from across a range of professions, including General Practice and Community Nurses, […]

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  8. How AI is transforming urgent and emergency care

    By Shaun Crinion, Deputy Head of IUC and Digital programme – TPHC The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the health and care space is a hot topic in 2024. Popping up across agendas at various healthcare conferences, AI’s presence is far wide and its pace is blistering. Within the health and care space, many […]

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  9. Working with Brent PCNs to identify signs of liver cancer earlier

    In October 2024, TPHC began working with colleagues from Harness North and Harness South Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Brent, north west London, to support their involvement in a 12-month NHS England Liver Case-finding pilot. Around 6,100 people are diagnosed with liver cancer each year and incidences of liver cancer has increased by 50% over […]

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  10. Celebrating Social Prescribing Day 2024

    Celebrating our achievements We are celebrating this Social Prescribing Day, with a look back over some of the work we have done since last year to support and champion personalised care initiatives across London. We have worked across a range of projects and initiatives from our Innovators Programme, which supports people on the frontline of […]

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