Pathways to cancer diagnosis: Monitoring variation in the patient journey across Northern Ireland

This project aims to improve understanding of the variation in routes-to-diagnosis (for example screen-detected, GP referral, emergency presentation) of cancer in Northern Ireland, in order to increase earlier diagnoses and treatment effectiveness. 

Rapid access to pulmonary investigation days: the RAPID programme in suspected lung cancer

North west England
This project aimed to reduce the time to treatment decision from 30 days to a maximum of seven days by implementing the RAPID programme, which enables early diagnosis.

Improving cancer patient experience with a multidisciplinary palliative assessment and radiotherapy clinic

South west England
Run by University Hospital Southampton, in partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Will focus on the care of cancer patients. Aiming to improve the experience and care of cancer patients by combining assessment by palliative care and clinical oncol...

Home monitoring to support patients during chemotherapy

Run by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Philips Electronics and The Christie Pathology Partnership. A self-care project for cancer patients. Aiming to improve patients’ quality of life during chemotherapy and reduce the number of hospital visits they need. Will pilo...

Smart rehabilitation at home before and after lung surgery

Midlands
A team at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has developed a tailored at-home smart device app that aims to improve patient fitness for surgery, therefore reducing post-surgical complications and enhancing recovery.

Network and competition effects in the diffusion of innovation in the NHS

​The Imperial College London project will use a multidisciplinary research approach to explore the factors that influence the take-up of innovative cancer treatments in hospitals. The team will investigate how the adoption and spread of innovation is shaped by factors such as attitudes to best pr...

Niladri Ghosal, GenerationQ Fellow

Wales
Niladri Ghosal is a Consultant Oncologist at the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, which serves a population of over 700,000 through three large district general hospitals. His clinical role is leading treatment teams that manage patients with lung, breast and brain cancers. Other roles in the...

Lauren Wiggins, GenerationQ Fellow

London
Lauren Wiggins has worked at Prostate Cancer UK since 2011. Prior to that she was a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist at North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. She began at Prostate Cancer UK (previously The Prostate Cancer Charity) as Senior Specialist Nurse, before becoming Head of Services. ...

Improving Lung Cancer Outcomes Project (ILCOP)

London
Led by Dr Ian Woolhouse and Dr Mick Peake of the Royal College of Physicians, this project aimed to raise standards of lung cancer care to a consistent level across the UK. The project team developed local quality improvement plans measurable against key indicators from the National Lung Cancer A...

Ambulatory haematological cancer service

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Sheffield School of Health and Related Research, this project aimed to develop ambulatory care treatment pathways for blood cancer patients to reduce length of inpatient stay, minimise delays in treatment delivery and en...

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