We aim to:

  • Deliver standardisation across services where clinically appropriate.
  • Understand and tackle inequalities
  • Enable teams to innovate to achieve better patient experience and outcomes
  • Coordinate and deliver standardisation and share best practice
  • Ensure Primary Care Network (PCN) and GP involvement is a core part of RDS design and delivery
  • Enable digital solutions wherever possible
  • Focus on evaluation and sustainability of all RDS enabled developments
  • Ensure the patient voice informs RDS development
  • Where appropriate, align work across the wider Cancer Alliance Programme, including Prevention, Early Detection, Personalised Stratisfied Follow-Up (PSFU) and End Of Life Care (EOLC)

The RDS programme will work to understand and address common issues. For example:

  • All pathways will have standardised referral approaches and minimum referral criteria
  • Early Diagnosis Support Workers (EDSWs) will be supported to develop a core set of skills and competencies
  • Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) will be supported to develop new approaches in line with national guidance

The RDS programme will work across the organisation to understand and address common issues, for example:

  • Ensuring all pathways have standardised referral approaches and minimum referral criteria
  • Support EDSWs (Early Diagnosis Support Workers) to develop a core set of skills and competencies
  • Support Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) to develop new approaches in line with national guidance