Our Vision

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

Multi Diagnostic Clinics (MDC)

Joint funding from the Cancer Alliance and Macmillan has enabled the development of three multi diagnostic clinics (MDC) pilot projects in 2017:

  • NHS Ipswich and East CCG and Ipswich Healthcare NHS Trust
  • NHS Mid Essex CCG and Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust and;
  • NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG and East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trusts

The pilot sites’ aims are to:

  • Develop the shortest and safest route to cancer diagnosis particularly for patients with non-specific, vague symptoms.
  • Provide a rapid route to diagnostics tests for patients with non-specific, vague symptoms which are of a concern to the GP.
  • Offer a more supportive route for patients to be seen other than the emergency route.
  • Support evaluation of patient experience and GP satisfaction as part of an effective and 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