(2) with which strategic health authorities where deadlines are unlikely to be met to ensure recovery plans are in place, his Department's Recovery and Support Unit is liaising;
(3) which networks in summer 2007 were (a) already reporting implementation of the Improving Outcomes Guidance and (b) reporting that they were on schedule to implement the Guidance by 31st December 2007.
The information submitted by strategic health authorities (SHAs) confirming the position for 31 December 2007 has now been analysed by the cancer action team. There are no plans to publish this analysis.
The recovery and support unit is liaising with six SHAs to ensure recovery plans are in place where deadlines are unlikely to be met. The SHAs concerned are:
East of England;
Yorkshire and the Humber;
West Midlands; and
South east coast.
In summer 2007, the cancer networks reporting implementation of the urological Improving Outcomes Guidance were:
Derby and Burton;
Greater Manchester and Cheshire;
Lancashire and South Cumbria;
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland;
Merseyside and Cheshire;
North of England;
South East London;
South West London; and
In summer 2007, the following cancer networks reported that they were on schedule to implement the urological Improving Outcomes Guidance by 31 December 2007 were: -
Avon Somerset and Wiltshire;
North East London;
Three Counties; and
1 Mount Vernon's plans were interim and based on a proposed new build at Hatfield. The new build is not now going ahead and implementation of a revised urology Improving Outcome Guidance action plan for Mount Vernon is expected later this year.