National Guidelines and Optimal Pathways

Click here here to access the national timed pathways put in place by NHS England to support providers, led by Cancer Alliances, to deliver a faster diagnostic pathway for lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. The documents build on the National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway and other programmes of work from charities and the national cancer vanguard. NHS England has worked closely with the Chairs of the national Clinical Expert Groups in developing these resources.

West Yorkshire/Harrogate Clinical Guidelines and Optimal Pathways

The Cancer Alliance, through its High Quality Services group, has supported the review and update of a number of clinical guidelines involving the clinical community across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

The clinical guidelines listed below have been compiled from a range of evidence sources, including Improving Outcomes Guidance (IOG) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Other sources of pathway guidance are NHS England's own clinical reference groups. Optimal pathway information can also be found here.

Where no NICE or national guidance is in place, best practice is derived through clinical consensus


Children, Young People, Teenage and Young Adult Pathways and Guidelines

Click here if you wish to access pathways and guidelines relating specifically to Children and Young People's Cancer.

Other Children and Young People's cancer guidelines - supportive care and chemotherapy - can be found on the Leeds Health Pathways website. Click here to visit the landing page.

Click here to access three Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Pathways, also on the Leeds Health Pathway website.




Below are links to other publications and information which may be helpful in the context of learning more about our Cancer Alliance.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan Public Summary (November 2016)

Read more about the NHS England national cancer transformation programme

Achieving World Class Outcomes : A Strategy for England 2015 - 2020

Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes : Taking The Strategy Forward (May 2016)

Guidance on Local Delivery for Cancer Alliances and the National Cancer Vanguard December 2016

Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes : A Strategy for ‘England 2015 – 2020 Progress Report 2016 -2017 (October 2017)

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer - Progress into the implementation of the England Cancer Strategy: One Year On (September 2016)

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer : Progress of the England Cancer Strategy : Delivering Outcomes by 2020? (December 2017)