What is the consultation about?

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Royal Marsden Hospital
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
St George’s Hospital

NHS England London and NHS England South East want to give children with cancer the best care.

Children and young people who need specialist cancer care and live in south London and much of south east England, are usually cared for at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. Some children may also receive care at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. This is called the Principal Treatment Centre in South London.

NHS England (London and South East regions) wants to change where the Principal Treatment Centre will be for children with cancer.

NHS England ran a 12-week consultation to find out what people think about these plans. The consultation has now closed.

Lots of people got in touch to share their views including children and young people who have or have had cancer, and their families. We also heard from staff who look after children and young people with cancer.

What happens next?

NHS England (London and South East regions) will decide where the future Principal Treatment Centre will be for children with cancer. The feedback from the consultation, along with other evidence will help them to decide.

We currently expect NHS England to make a decision in spring 2024.

There will be no sudden changes to how children and young people receive care. The proposed future Principal Treatment Centre would not be ready until at least 2026.   

Get in touch

If you have any questions, or would like to know more please email us at: england.childrenscancercentre@nhs.net.