South East London Cancer Network
Southbank Techno Park
90 London Road
In line with the Calman-Hine report (1999), the fundamental aim of the South East London Cancer Network is to ensure that all patients served by the Network have access to a uniformly high quality of care in the community or hospital, wherever they may live. The Network aims to provide this care as close to the patient’s home as is compatible with high quality, safe and cost effective treatment, and to provide care in a fully collaborative multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and multi-agency setting in which all professional and administrative boundaries are invisible to the patient.
The Network was established in June 2001 and since then has made substantial progress in improving cancer services in the South East London Sector in response to the Calman-Hine report and to the National Cancer Plan (September 2000). The National Cancer Plan identified Networks as the organisational framework through which its targets would be achieved. Bringing together `health service commissioners and providers, the voluntary sector, and local authorities, cancer networks will provide all the services needed for prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancers (except for some rare cancers which are best managed on a regional or supra-regional basis).