The national cancer strategy: 3rd annual report

Annual report on improving cancer survival and mortality.

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The fourth annual report of the national cancer strategy is now available



The third annual Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer report, in partnership with NHS England and Public Health England, reports on:

  • significant developments in cancer screening - particularly on the first phase of introducing Bowel Scope Screening (BSS)
  • activity to promote earlier diagnosis of symptomatic cancers through the Be Clear on Cancer campaigns and the associated work with primary and secondary care
  • progress in ensuring better access for all to the best possible treatment
  • significant developments in the collection and reporting of new datasets and the analysis of information to drive improvements and inform patients

Endoscopy capacity and training remain a major challenge, especially as we start to roll-out BSS.

In 2014 we will continue to work with NHS England and Public Health England on priority areas for action.

Published 10 December 2013