Cancer: Integrated Care Systems

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he as made on aligning the Cancer Alliances and Integrated Care Systems footprints as a result of the recommendations in the NHS Long-Term Plan.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The NHS Cancer Programme is working closely with regional and Cancer Alliance colleagues in the few remaining areas where integrated care systems are not yet coterminous to assess where boundaries need to change to meet this requirement, to ensure footprints align with cancer patient flows, optimise use of capacity and resources across Alliance geographies and support robust governance.

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