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Planned Care and Cancer

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Planned Care IconSummary 

We want to deliver high quality and effective services safely in the right setting, at the right time and with the right health and care professional. We want people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to be able to access high quality elective care that is both clinically and financially sustainable. Furthermore, alliances of local providers working across organisational boundaries will deliver efficient health and care that is coordinated and collaborative.

Priorities and projects 

  • We’re developing seven-day elective centres to ensure improvements in productivity, efficiency and the quality of care
  • We’re looking to increase the uptake of cancer screening to improve early access and detection
  • We’re promoting an increase in the uptake of self-care where appropriate
  • We’re developing a Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent-wide sustainable model for outpatient and day case provision
  • We’re also committed to developing fully consolidated diagnostic services.

Aims and outcomes

  • By 2020, we want to see a system in place whereby you should only need to attend hospital to receive treatment that cannot be provided elsewhere – community ‘triage and treat’ services will be expanded, some through GP practices
  • You will be empowered and supported to self-care
  • We want non-emergency hospital services to be largely separated from the urgent care system, avoiding the cancellation of operations that can result from peaks in demand
  • Your care will be delivered through a collaborative and joined up system that is accountable for the delivery of each step of your care, with no ‘hand offs’ or inconsistency of service.


Planned Care and Cancer Programme Factsheet (January 2019)