Local Picture

The population of the South East Clinical Network is approximately four and a half million and the area covers some 3,600 square miles.

Local Picture

The demographics range considerably between 20% urban and 80% rural and there is widespread affluence and high educational and professional achievement. However there are also significant pockets of deprivation in coastal areas, isolated rural areas and among travellers, transient workers and asylum seekers.

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There are 3 Cancers Centres within the region which are the Sussex Cancer Centre in Brighton, The Kent Oncology Centre split across 2 sites in Maidstone and Canterbury and St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Guildford.

The  health of people in the South East area is generally better than the average for England. Levels of deprivation are low and life expectancy for both men and women is higher than the England average.

The 1 year index of survival for all cancers by CCG is highest for NHS Surrey Health CCG (71%) (England (68%) and the 5 year index of survival for all cancers by Local Area Team, Surrey and Sussex Area Team is 48% and 47% for Kent & Medway (England (48%).