NHS70 puts Cancer in the Spotlight (20-27 August)
As part of
the celebration of the NHS 70th Birthday this week is Cancer Awareness week.
remains the leading cause of death in Lewisham but now more than ever before we
are working to change this.
and individuals are working together across both geographical and
organisational boundaries to improve early diagnosis, long term outcomes
and quality of life for those affected by Cancer.
CCG we are working with the Lewisham and Greenwich Trust to improve the
urgent referral process and communication with GPs. We are also
collaborating with our neighbouring CCGs through the Cancer Alliance and
Locality meetings, and with charities such as Macmillan. Our joint aim
is to improve waiting times, access to diagnostics and support for those
during and after treatment.
In addition to this, our partners such as Public Health and Cancer Research UK
are improving public awareness so we all recognise the symptoms could suggest
we are at risk of cancer.
advice if you have symptoms highlighted by the Public Health Be Clear on Cancer
Campaigns and take part in the screening invitations you are sent.
practice team, both GPs and practice nurses are their to support you and answer
any questions that you may have.
Visit the NHS Be Clear on Cancer for more information and advice.