CCG publishes report supporting the critical role of cancer networks in improving patients’ care
The Cancer Campaigning Group (CCG) has today published a new report, Developing excellence in cancer networks, which calls for the NHS Commissioning Board to establish cancer networks as Strategic Clinical Networks and recommends a series of quality markers for what cancer networks can achieve when they’re working at their very best.
This latest piece of research uncovers insights from senior network staff about how networks can help to improve patient experience and outcomes, as well as support commissioners and providers to deliver high-quality cancer services. The CCG hopes that this will be a useful contribution to the ongoing Department of Health work considering the role and responsibilities of clinical networks in the future.
About the report
The CCG commissioned a research company, Frontline, to conduct a series of qualitative interviews with professionals working in and around networks.
In-depth interviews have helped us to:
- draw a picture of how cancer networks currently ‘add-value’ in terms of the design and delivery of cancer services
- understand what their priorities are for the next three years
- develop a vision of what a ‘gold standard’ cancer network would look like in the new health system