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Unmet needs and service gaps

Adults :: Cancer :: Unmet needs and service gaps

The NHS Outcome Framework identifies the reduction in cancer mortality and fewer people dying prematurely from cancers before the age of 75. The risk of not delivering in other areas, such as smoking, physical activity, diet and obesity will have impact on cancer outcomes.


• Smoking prevalence remains higher than the national average especially in pregnant women and young people.
• Attitudes and beliefs impact on late presentation- Social marketing combined with community engagement and empowerment approaches needs to be continued and sustained.
• Mortality from all cancer has been consistently higher than the England average
• One year lung cancer survival is significantly lower than the England average.
• Cancer screening coverage and uptake: variation between GP practices needs to be reduced.