Our Vision

Transforming cancer services to deliver better outcomes for patients in the East of England

28-Days to Faster Diagnosis

The recommendation from the Independent Cancer Taskforce was for 95% of patients to receive a definitive diagnosis or ruling out of cancer within 28 days of a referral.

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG is one of five national pilot sites in 2017/18 aiming to:

  • Speed up access to diagnosis for those with cancer
  • Ensure that patients who aren’t diagnosed do not wait and worry
  • Fit with new NICE referral guidance lowering the threshold of suspicion for ‘cancer’ referral

Evaluation will determine an efficient service improvement model for wider adoption and spread across the East of England.

Shaping excellence in cancer care - prevention and access to high quality cancer services across the East of England