This section of the GM Cancer website provides information on the progress of work in relation to primary care and early diagnosis.
The NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for cancer are:
- By 2028, 55,000 more people each year will survive their cancer for five years
- 75% of people with cancer will be diagnosed at an early stage (stage 1 or 2)
Earlier and faster diagnosis of cancer is dependent on people understanding and being aware of the early signs and symptoms of cancer, by taking up screening programmes or visiting a healthcare professional and the healthcare professionals being aware of / having the tools to hand to ensure a timely referral.
A programme of work has been established on behalf of GM Cancer Alliance and the GM system to support the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambition to diagnose 75% of cancers at stage 1 or 2 by 2028.