NHS Improvement - Cancer
Cancer Improvement supports local organisations and clinical teams to look at the services they offer to
patients. Working together, the aim is to make significant improvements by streamlining and redesigning the
way that cancer care is delivered to patients to improve the patient experience and support the delivery of
the Cancer Reform Strategy.
End of Life Care Programme
To improve the quality of care at the end of life for all patients and enable more patients to live and die
in the place of their choice.
National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)
NCRI is a partnership between government, charity and private sector organisations; its primary mission is
to maximise the patient benefit from cancer research in the UK.
National Cancer Research Network (NCRN)
Providing the NHS with the infrastructure to support cancer clinical trials in England. Our aim is to
improve the speed, quality and integration of research with the ultimate aim of improving patient care.
NHS Cancer Screening Programmes
Providing well-established cervical and breast screening programmes. Bowel screening services have recently
been approved for national provision.
NHS National Library for Health
The Cancer Specialist Library is a unique resource developed to support busy health professionals find the
cancer information they need to keep up-to-date. It is one of 25 Specialist Libraries containing
collections of clinical and non-clinical resources within specialty themes.