We want to make sure that services are coordinated and working together in the best interests of the patient.

For end of life care we want to appoint a ‘service integrator’ to co-ordinate care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The service integrator will work with the current providers to improve patient experience.

We will work with the service integrator, which will be accountable to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), to ensure we provide coordinated care and address the concerns patients are sharing with us.

For cancer care we want to achieve care coordination by working with local health and care organisations through the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan and West Midlands Cancer Alliance.

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We want to ensure patients’ views are heard and that services are joined up.

To do this, North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and Surrounds and Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Groups have joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS England and Public Health England, as well as working with our local authorities Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, to deliver the Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme.

Our aim is to radically change both the commissioning and delivery of cancer and end of life care, so that care is integrated, co-ordinated and personalised around the patients’ needs.

Our aim is to radically change both the commissioning and delivery of cancer and end of life care.

This is the first programme of its scale for cancer and end of life care and we are proud that it has been announced as one of 25 national NHS Pioneer sites for integrated health and social care in England.

 

Meeting of patient champions

Our mission is to improve patients’ experience of cancer and end of life care services by coordinating each step of the patient journey.