Midlands and East cancer improvement collaborative


We’re supporting trusts in the region to improve cancer waiting times for patients.

Aims of the programme

We want to ensure that every patient with an urgent cancer referral is treated within 62 days (the national standard). We know that in some areas, achievement of the standard is poorer than in others. Patients shouldn’t have to face rgeional variation in waiting times for cancer treatment, and we are committed to supporting trusts to improve in this area.

The Midlands and East cancer collaborative will run for 6 months. 

Our support offer

We're supporting trusts taking part in the collaborative to adopt improvement methodologies and creating a learning community for them to discuss the changes they're implementing and share their findings. We'll share the learnings and resources from the collaborative here on our website. 

The collaborative launches with an event for the 15 participating trusts on 27th July in London. This will be an opportunity for clinical and operational staff to come together and hear from best practice case studies in Cancer Referral to Treatment (RTT) delivery, as well as the experiences of patients living with cancer. 

Who's in the collaborative?

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Colchester Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Southend University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Leicester Trust NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

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    • 27 Jul '17

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