West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCAN)
The West of Scotland Cancer Network is a collaborative embracing the four NHS Boards in the West of Scotland; Ayrshire and Arran, Forth Valley, Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Lanarkshire. Together with our regional Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs), Speciality Networks (Pharmacy and Nursing) and hosted National Managed Clinical Networks we want to ensure that care for people with cancer is of the highest standard.
We are committed to trying to prevent cancer, improve the patient experience and improve the outcome for the individual patient at each stage of their cancer journey. WoSCAN serves a population of 2.5 million people (approximately 46.5% of the Scottish population) and provides some specialist services for patients from other areas of Scotland including the Western Isles and Dumfries & Galloway.
What are Managed Clinical Networks?
Managed Clinical Networks are:
“Linked groups of health professionals and organisations from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working in a co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional and NHS Board boundaries, to ensure equitable provision of high quality clinically effective services.”
Regional Lead Cancer Clinician
Mr Seamus Teahan
Regional Manager (Cancer)