Cancer Transformation Projects
Here in the QEH we are always looking at new ways that we can improve our services.
One of the ways the team have been doing this is via the Macmillan Cancer Transformation Programme which the team worked on in 2020. The MCT Team worked closely with specialists at the hospital to change the way people in West Norfolk receive their treatment.
The key aim of the work of the programme was to help improve survival rates, which in turn allows patients to enjoy a greater quality of life. We looked at making treatment pathways easier for patients and their families to navigate as well as looking at prevention, diagnosis and treatment and End of Life care.
The Programme had funding until the Summer of 2020 thanks to Macmillan Cancer Support, and was the result of a Visioning Day, which brought together The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Norfolk Community Health and Care in January 2016. The programme was aligned to Cancer Strategies for the East of England Cancer Care Alliance, and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough plus Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).
The Trust has also begun (2021) to develop some new National pathways of care for people living with and beyond diagnosis of cancer. These are aligned with NHS England – The NHS Long Term Plan for Cancer Services as well as the other district hospital trusts in Norfolk. One aim from this project is developing and implementing Personalised Care and follow up pathways for cancer patients.