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Cancer Inequalities in Cheshire & Merseyside: Second report (2022)

In July 2021, Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance published its first report on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer health inequalities to assess the impact of the pandemic on suspected cancer referrals and treatments for new cancers in the year following the start of the first national lockdown, analysed by geography, tumour group, age, gender, deprivation and ethnicity. It showed that there had been a significant increase in inequities particularly in relation to a reduction in referrals from the most deprived neighbourhoods and amongst the elderly. This second report considers an additional six months’ worth of data and includes new intelligence, such as data relating to the stage of disease at the time of diagnosis. It shows that many of the inequities highlighted in the first report are still evident, but the impact is flattening out as time progresses.

Cancer Inequalities in Cheshire & Merseyside (February 2022)

Cancer JSNA for Cheshire and Merseyside (2021)

Cancer is a leading public health challenge – a condition that in all its forms (and there are over 200 different kinds of cancer), is likely to affect one in two during their lifetime. Over 40% of cancers are thought to be preventable however, so working with partners across the system to tackle inequalities, improve screening rates, increase awareness among the public of signs and symptoms (which in turn can improve earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment) and reduce the impact of the major risk factors such as smoking, obesity and alcohol, is crucial.

Cancer JSNA (Cheshire & Merseyside) October 2021 (Full JSNA)

Cancer JSNA (Cheshire & Merseyside) October 2021 (PowerPoint slide set of key messages)

Other content

(Important please note: read this section in conjunction with the Wirral Right Care pack for Cancer (May 2016) 

Cancer JSNA (July 2015)

Local Cancer Statistics (Cancer Research UK)

  • Better End of Life 2022. Mind the gaps: understanding and improving out-of-hours Marie Curie (Nov 2022)

  • National Cancer Intelligence Network Cancer and equality groups (2015)
    This third edition key metrics report builds on previous reports to give a picture of differences between groups in diagnosis, care and outcomes. Although there have been gains in cancer survival, the report highlights stark health inequalities in cancer.

  • Geographic Patterns of Cancer Survival in England, Adults diagnosed 2004 to 2008 and followed up to 2013 - Office for National Statistics (May 2015) 
    (Overview) (Data)
    This release highlighted some Cancer survival statistics in Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral Local Area Team for colon cancer that were below the England average.