More people locally are being referred with suspected cancer which has led to the North East Lincolnshire Early Presentation of Cancer Symptoms Programme being used as an example of best practice nationally.
The programme, part of Care Plus Group, is being used by other organisations across the country as an example of best practice on the Government’s National Knowledge Hub website.
The Early Presentation of Cancer Symptoms programme was developed to tackle the late presentation of cancer, working across deprived communities in North East Lincolnshire. It uses local knowledge and community volunteers to encourage people to present earlier with suspected symptoms of cancer, with the aim of reducing cancer mortality rates.
Described as notable practice, the programme has delivered the following key results:
Julie Grimmer, Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager said:
“It’s wonderful to see the work we are doing in North East Lincolnshire getting recognition on a national stage and contributing to making such a difference to referral rates for cancer. The programme wouldn’t have been so successful if it hadn’t have been for our 40 fantastic volunteers and the work they do in the community throughout the year.”
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