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About the Cancer Alliance

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Our Mission Statement is: “To ensure the optimal provision of diagnosis, treatment, care and outcomes for all cancer patients within Thames Valley.”

The Thames Valley Cancer Alliance was established in 2013 and is made up of patients and/or their carers, clinicians, other professionals and stakeholders with an interest in or responsibility for cancer care.

The Cancer Alliance is clinically-led and is responsible for advising and supporting commissioners about cancer-related commissioning decisions and priorities, driving up quality by focusing on improving patient outcomes, reducing unwarranted inequalities, and delivering the Domain objectives of the NHS Outcomes Framework.

The Alliance proactively engages patients, families, and communities, including populations who may be disadvantaged, in planning and implementing new approaches to service delivery that are meaningful and more accessible. We work in collaboration with many stakeholders including academic partners to create new knowledge and translate it into measurable improvements in health and cancer care for the population.

We believe this approach will ensure that commissioners have access to a broad range of clinical input to support and inform their decisions about the way care for our local population is planned and delivered.