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The South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN)

What is the South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN)?

SCAN is …

  • part of the NHS
  • one of 3 regional cancer networks in Scotland
  • a regional network which covers a population of 1.4 million across 4 health boards (Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Fife and Lothian)
  • multidisciplinary
  • patient-focused.

Who are we?

Members of the network include:

  • doctors (oncologists, physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and GPs)
  • allied health professionals (dietitians, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists)
  • nurses
  • pharmacists
  • health board managers
  • clinical audit staff
  • cancer patients and carers.

What do we do?

SCAN aims to improve cancer care in the South East of Scotland by facilitating communication and partnership working.

SCAN promotes:

  • high standards of cancer care
  • equity of access to cancer services
  • cancer services that meet the needs of patients.

SCAN supports:

  • partnership working across organisational boundaries
  • involving patients in planning cancer services
  • regionally-co-ordinated cancer planning
  • clinical audit as a tool to improve the quality of services.

How does SCAN work?

SCAN works through a network of regional groups.