Yorkshire Cancer Network
The Yorkshire Cancer Network was established in 1996 to support and promote the implementation of improvements in cancer care within the West and North Yorkshire areas covered by the network and developing strategies to deliver the NHS Cancer Plan that enables local flexibility and work out the most effective way to tackle problems within the Network area.
The aim of the Yorkshire Cancer Network is to minimise the incidence of cancer while maximising the survival opportunities of cancer patients and enhance the quality of life for all patients and their carers at any point within the cancer journey. An anticipated outcome will be to improve the patient experience/care process of cancer services throughout the network and to achieve equal service delivery in all areas adapted to local needs.
Cancer Networks are the organisational model for cancer services to implement the Cancer Plan with responsibility to develop an annual Strategic Service Delivery Plan, which is underpinned by workforce, education & training and facilities strategies. The objectives of the Network are to ensure that all commissioners and providers of cancer care, the voluntary sector and local authorities within the network work effectively together to deliver high quality care.
The Network covers a population of approximately 2.6 million within the Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority