The 28 NHS Cancer Networks in England are key partners of NCAT. Cancer Networks were created in 2000 to drive change and improvement in cancer services for the population in a specific geographical area.
What are Cancer Networks?
Cancer Networks bring together the providers of cancer care (organisations that deliver cancer services to patients) and the commissioners of cancer care (organisations that plan, purchase and monitor cancer services) to work together to plan and deliver high quality cancer services for a specific population.
Cancer Networks aim to:
- Improve Cancer Outcomes (e.g. increasing survival rates from cancers)
- Improve Patient Experience
- Improve the quality of treatment and care
- Improve access to appropriate high quality services