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