§ Yvette Cooper
The Calman/Hine Report, "A Policy Framework for Commissioning Cancer Services", recommended that networks of care should be developed encompassing primary care, cancer units and cancer centres. The Report provided a broad service model framework for the development of cancer units and cancer centres, but did not set national standards. The first stage of Calman/Hine has reflected early implementation of the Cal man/Hine recommendations, reflected the different238W starting points across the county, and allowed an evaluation of services by health authorities and regional offices, based on general Calman/Hine principles, to fit local needs.
The London Regional Office has identified five cancer networks in London and the Cancer centres in each network as follows:
South East LondonJoint Cancer Centre: Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital NHS TrustKing's Healthcare NHS Trust (known as GKT)
South West LondonJoint Cancer Centre: Royal Marsden NHS Trust (Sutton/Fulham)St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust
North West LondonHammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust(Charing Cross and Hammersmith sites)
North Central LondonJoint Cancer Centre: University College London Hospitals NHS TrustRoyal Free Hampstead NHS TrustLinked with North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust as a radiotherapy provider
North East LondonJoint Cancer Centre: St. Bartholomew's and The London NHS TrustHavering Hospitals NHS Trust (Oldchurch).
In addition, the cancer centre at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, located in the Eastern Region provides cancer centre services to some of the population of the London Region especially Hillingdon Health Authority, Brent and Harrow Health Authority and Barnet Health Authority.