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Join the conversation: Oncology

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Oncology is a complicated area with lots of different specialties, funding routes and customer types all further segmented by tumour types.

Cancer strategy is mentioned in the NHS Long-term Plan in terms of screening and waiting times, although it hasn’t been updated since the 5YFV so there’s a lot of speculation as to who or which organisation is going to be responsible for setting the headline strategy.

The alignment of services is essential for the success of so many new cancer products and companion diagnostics and the associated improvement of outcomes for patients benefiting from treatment at an earlier stage.

We discuss how important it is to understand the new integrated systems. There will be a shift from organisation-based care to a place-based care delivery model, and the subsequent alignment of cancer alliances will create opportunities for more joined-up thinking. It will be important to think about the whole pathway from screening and diagnostics into treatment and access, through the other side into supporting patients for the longer term.

View the conversation to learn more about the key discussion areas and understand how you can align your own organisation’s strategy to the delivery of local integrated care in the right places.