What are ICBs?
In England, Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) are responsible for developing plans to meet the health needs of the local area. They can play a vital role in improving early diagnosis of ovarian cancer by having sufficient systems to support primary and secondary care, like GPs and Cancer Alliances.
At the moment, how early a woman is diagnosed varies significantly depending on where they live in the country. We want to address this by working with ICBs to support and work with our Early Diagnosis Network to raise awareness and commit to improving stage of diagnosis in primary care.
ICBs are only part of the NHS in England. However, if you live in the other nations of the UK, you can still campaign with us to improve early diagnosis!