There are a number of key national and local documents that provide the background to RM Partners Cancer Vanguard. These include the NHS Five Year Forward View from 2014, which first suggested the development of different care models to suit different parts of the country, and the 2015 report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce.

The NHS Five Year Forward View

The NHS Five Year Forward View was published in October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It was developed by the partner organisations that deliver and oversee health and care services. It made clear the NHS’s intention to support and stimulate the creation of major new care models that were suitable to meet local needs.

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Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020

Published in July 2015 by the Independent Cancer Taskforce, this report sets out recommendations for a new cancer strategy for England. One of its many recommendations is that a new model of care should be piloted in which all cancer treatment is provided through a lead provider that manages the entire treatment budget.

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Expression of interest

In July 2015 The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust submitted an expression of interest to the New Care Models team at NHS England on behalf of RM Partners. The expression of interest outlined RM Partners’ vision of a single leader for cancer services across west London. A delegation from RM Partners??????? presented this vision to NHS England and others before we were formally chosen to be part of a single national cancer vanguard with our partners in Manchester.

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