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Which organisations does the Network work with?
GMCCN works with organisations in Greater Manchester, Central and Eastern Cheshire to ensure services are provided at all stages of the cancer journey. This includes reducing the risk of cancer, screening, testing for and diagnosing cancer, treating cancer patients and providing ongoing supportive and palliative care.
Our work is based around 'patient pathways'. Patient pathways are the route patients will take through the health care system from their first contact with an NHS member of staff (usually their GP), through referral, diagnosis and completion of their treatment.
A typical cancer patient’s healthcare journey is complex and can involve many different staff and organisations. Working together means there is more chance of developing a good understanding of the problem and reaching jointly-agreed solutions. Sharing ideas for improvement leads to better cancer services for the patient.
In a very small number of cases a patient’s care may be managed outside of the network area because highly specialist expertise exists elsewhere.
Below are the organisations that we work with:
Commisioners look at where the NHS needs to provide services and work out how much they should cost. Using NHS funding, they ‘pay’ providers to deliver healthcare to patients. Within GMCCN these are Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), and include:
- NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan
- NHS Bolton
- NHS Bury
- NHS Central and Eastern Cheshire
- NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
- NHS Manchester
- NHS Oldham
- NHS Salford
- NHS Stockport
- NHS Tameside and Glossop
- NHS Trafford
You can find out more information about, get contact details and website links for the above Primary Care Trusts by clicking on the links above.
These include community health services and hospitals:
The hospital trusts within GMCCN are:
- Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- East Cheshire NHS Trust
- Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
- Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
- Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
- Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust
- University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
- Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
You can find out more information about, get contact details and website links for the above hospital trusts by clicking on the links above.
Hospices provide specialist care to patients who are nearing the end of their life. They strive to offer their patients freedom from pain, dignity, peace and calm at the end of their life.
The hospices we work with in Greater Manchester & Cheshire are:
- Bolton Hospice
- Bury Hospice
- Dr Kershaw's Hospice, Oldham
- East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield
- Springhill Hospice, Rochdale
- St Ann's Hospice, Heald Green, Stockport
- St Ann's Hospice, Salford
- St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, Cheshire
- Wigan & Leigh Hospice
- Willow Wood Hospice, Ashton Under Lyne
Charities and Voluntary Sector Organisations
May deliver care to patients as well as providing other forms of help and support. They are not funded by the NHS and are responsible for raising their own money, but they may be given money by the NHS to deliver a service. They work as ‘partners’ with NHS services to ensure patients have a choice of where to get cancer help and services. Sometimes they pay staff to work in NHS services, to help support and develop new ways of providing cancer care for patients. Examples are:
You can click on the links above for further information on these charities or you can find details of other local and national support organisations in our online directory.
Your local council, education and other social services that carry out work linked with cancer. The local authorities we work in Greater Manchester & Cheshire are:
- Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
- Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
- Cheshire County Council
- Manchester City Council
- Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
- Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
- Salford City Council
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
- Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
- Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
GMCCN Local Areas:
The map below shows the area that the Network covers. It is split into three separate sectors - the North West Sector, the North East Sector and the South Sector.
Each sector area is highlighted with a different colour on the map. If you click on an area listed below (or to the left of the screen), you will be be taken to a list of all of the Acute Trusts (hospitals), PCT’s (community services) and Hospices that GMCCN works with in that area.
GMCCN is one of a number of Cancer Networks in England. Each area of the UK has its own cancer network.