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.