Early Diagnosis Initiative



Summaries of the latest earlier diagnosis news and activities.

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The National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI) was a public sector/third sector partnership led by Cancer Research UK, the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England. They worked in partnership with other public and voluntary sector organisations to support and drive forward work on early diagnosis.

The role of NAEDI was to coordinate and provide support to activities and research that promote the earlier diagnosis of cancer and was an England-based initiative, but much of the research and insight generated is likely to be relevant to other nations.

Download the NAEDI briefing sheet to find out more about the initiative

Although NAEDI has finished Cancer Research UK is continuing activities and research that promote the earlier diagnosis of cancer.

The aim is to promote earlier diagnosis of cancer, increasing access to optimal treatment and thereby improving survival rates and reducing cancer mortality through a variety of means.

Tackling late diagnosis is a multifaceted challenge and requires action across the whole pathway from public awareness and encouraging people to see their doctor, to supporting GPs and other services so that all patients have timely access to tests, specialist advice and treatment.