The Dorset Cancer Partnership (DCP) was set up in 2016 to bring together all partners involved in the commissioning and delivery of cancer services in Dorset. Members of the DCP include cancer patients and carers, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset HealthCare, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and voluntary and community sector organisations. The DCP vision is: “A single Dorset Cancer Service working to prevent cancer within our population, diagnose cancer early, achieve great outcomes, and treat our patients as individuals – with person centred, equitable care for all.’’

The programmes of work within the DCP are Prevention and Screening, Early Detection and Diagnosis, Treatment, Living with and Beyond Cancer, End of Life and Palliative Care, Cancer Information, IT and Workforce.