29 Oct 2018
Partnering with Cancer Research UK to improve the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer
We partner with Cancer Research UK to support their work with the NHS to help improve the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer. This Impact Report describes how Cancer Research UK help people with diagnosis and care programmes.
The Cancer Research UK Facilitator Programme works directly with the NHS to help the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer. Across the UK, their team of 88 facilitators work directly with GPs, dentists, pharmacists and healthcare organisations. They provide locally-tailored, practical support that is helping to save lives right now. These facilitators ensure that GPs and other health care professionals know about the latest tools, advice and guidelines for preventing and spotting cancer, and they also help deliver and drive improvement.
Why is the programme needed?
- To increase awareness of cancer risk factors and prevent more cancers
- To improve the early diagnosis of cancer, which saves lives
- To relieve pressures on the Health Service.