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The Anglia Cancer Network (AngCN) co-ordinates the planning, commissioning and delivery of high quality cancer care to 2.2 million people living in Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and North Bedfordshire Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). The population of South Lincolnshire also looks to Peterborough for some services which makes the population of interest for Anglia Cancer Network closer to 2.7 million. AngCN does not have a budget for directly commissioning services or providing healthcare services, but we provide leadership and advice on cancer to ten hospitals, three Cancer Centres (Cambridge University Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Norwich University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital which is a Centre for Gynaecology), six PCTs, the Strategic Health Authority and seven cancer units, to make sure patients receive the best possible services based on national standards and guidelines. The Network is led by a small team working with commissioners and provider stakeholders accountable to the Network Board. The Network is a Commissioner led �Governed Partnership� with Board decisions made by Commissioners based on the advice of the Network Team and taking the views of patient representatives and providers into account. Team members support the work of Site Specific Groups, multi-disciplinary groups responsible for planning the delivery of services for each cancer body site. The Network Board has an annual accountability agreement with NHS East Of England which is a means of ensuring the Network is implementing Department Of Health policy within a monitored work programme. The views of patients make an important contribution to the decisions made by the Network with patients represented on the Network Board and contributing to the plans for local cancer services discussed within the six locality groups led by the networks six stakeholder PCTs.