We want to appoint two lead organisations, one for cancer care and the other for end of life care. The organisations will be ‘service integrators’ to co-ordinate cancer and end of life care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The service integrators will work with the current providers to improve patient experience.

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

 

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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.