Detailed needs assessments


Cancer awareness ribbonsCancer is a leading public health challenge – a condition that in all its forms is likely to affect one in two of us during our lifetime. However, over 40% of cancers are thought to be preventable so our work can have a profound effect on those at greatest risk of this disease by tackling inequalities and reducing the impact of the major risk factors such as smoking, obesity and alcohol.

Swindon is part of the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance area.  A 2017 report has been produced by Public Health England which provides an overview of how cancers affect the health of people in the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance area, with examples across the care pathway from prevention to treatment and care. It is intended to support local discussion and benchmarking.

Additionally, PHE publish recent cancer related statistics on their fingertips platform:


Further resources


JSNA Annual Summary – Cancer section

The JSNA Annual Summary contains a section on cancer which can be accessed below. This summary page is only updated in March each year.


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