Only by working city-wide, with some of the biggest health advocates and influencers can we make real change. The Leeds Cancer Programme brings together a range of dynamic and inspirational partners all with the shared ambition to improve cancer outcomes for the people of Leeds. Alongside the organisations listed below, we also work with the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, charities, the voluntary sector and public and patients.
As one of the biggest local authorities in the country, Leeds City Council’s Mission is: “To be the best city in the UK. Leeds will be fair, open and welcoming, our economy will be prosperous and sustainable and our communities successful.”
Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than your health – it can also affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills. But you’re still you. We get that. And, after over 100 years of helping people through cancer, we get what’s most important: that you’re treated as a person, not just a patient.
It’s why we’ll take the time to understand you and all that matters to you, so we can help you get the support you need to take care of your health, protect your personal relationships and deal with money and work worries.
We’re here to help you find your best way through from the moment of diagnosis, so you’re able to live life as fully as you can.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals contribute to life in the Leeds region, not only by being one of the largest employers with almost 18,000 staff, but by supporting the health and well-being of the community and playing a leading role in research, education and innovation.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, a world renowned biomedical research facility, a leading clinical trials research unit and also the local hospital for the Leeds community.
NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of 97 GP practices and we cover a population of around 870,000 people.
Our population extends from some of the most affluent neighbours of Leeds to some of the most poorest. Our key challenges are to tackle health inequalities and unwanted variations in quality of care, a growing elderly population with more long term conditions, for example diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
We were formed in 2011 to provide community healthcare services for the people of Leeds. We deliver services in or close to people's homes and work with the whole family. Our 3,000 strong workforce includes nurses, therapists, pharmacists, non-registered and registered clinical staff - all supported by our corporate head office.
We often work in partnership with other parts of the NHS including social care providers, the criminal justice system and the charity/voluntary sector. We always aim to create joined up services which give people the care and support they need. We also provide some very specialised services across the Yorkshire and the Humber area.
Every week in Yorkshire, 594 people are diagnosed with cancer. People are also more likely to get cancer and more likely to die from it than most other counties in England. We want to change this. Our goal is that by 2025, at least 2,000 more people in our region survive cancer every year.
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Our new strategy will five us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.