Innovation and Digital

This workstream aims to use technology and digital innovation to support the delivery of the NCA workplan.

There are digital Projects and initiatives supporting the delivery of care all along the cancer pathway.

  • To support primary care there are digital innovations in the standardised electronic referral forms and the development of digital decision making support tools
  • To support earlier diagnosis, there are projects including  developing a regional digital pathology system for North East and North Cumbria to enable creation of academy of pathologists and the networking of radiology provision which helps to tackle the workforce shortage in this area.
  • To support people living with and beyond cancer NCA are working with providers to develop a remote monitoring system which would enable patients to track their progress and test results online, book follow up appointments and access support if they have concerns.