Meeting the changing needs of people living with cancer: evolution of the cancer pathway 

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In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

More people are living for longer following a cancer diagnosis. While for some cancers survival rates are still low, the number of people living with cancer as a long-term condition or surviving for more than 10 years is increasing. This brings new challenges in ensuring that people get the support and care they need.

How can place-based approaches support people throughout their cancer journey? This one day event, run in partnership with Macmillan, will explore this in detail. 

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Sign up to this event for:

  • exploration of the cancer pathway, from early diagnosis through to treatment and recovery

  • updates on what the NHS long term plan means for cancer services

  • information on how Cancer Alliances, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and integrated care systems (ICSs) are planning and designing local cancer service provision

  • examples of place-based cancer service provision, and how to secure the right outcomes through workforce, technology and partnership working.

Group discounts available - find out more

Partners and supporters

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Event partner

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Event supporter

CANCER RESEARCH UK is a registered trade mark of Cancer Research UK – the largest charitable funder of life-saving cancer research in the world.

Sponsorship and exhibition

To find out more about the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at this event, please email Chris Lazenby or call him on 020 7307 2490

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Speakers

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Professor Jane Maher

Joint Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

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Anna Charles

Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive, The King's Fund

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Professor Sean Duffy

Clinical Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS

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Sandra McDermott

Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) Glasgow Programme Manager, Glasgow City Council

Kirsty Wilkinson

Public Health Advanced Practitioner, Durham Macmillan Local Authority Partnership, Durham County Council

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Dr Fran Woodard

Executive Director of Policy and Impact, Macmillan Cancer Support

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Dr Rob Eastham

GP Clinical Fellow, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

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Fiona Smith

Specialist Advisor, Community Settings, Macmillan Cancer Support

Joanne Stonehouse

Macmillan Paramedic – Cancer Care Project Manager, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Alison Leary

Chair of Healthcare and Workforce Modelling, London South Bank University

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Dr Jodie Moffat

Head of Early Diagnosis, Cancer Research UK

Discounts

Group discounts

10 per cent discount for 3-4 people.
15 per cent discount for 5-6 people.
20 per cent discount for 7 or more people.

Please email us for a promotional code. The discount will not be automatically applied to your booking. Please note, this offer is not available on early bird tickets. 

Students

Receive 50 per cent off if you're a student in full-time education. Please email us for a promotional code. Please note, this offer is not available on early bird tickets. 

Bursaries for patients and carers

We offer a limited number of bursary (free) places for our conferences. These are reserved for patients and carers. To apply for a bursary for this event, please email Annie.

Programme

9.00-10.00am

Registration opens, exhibition and refreshments

10.00-11.15am

Session one: Developing place-based cancer service provision

10.00amWelcome and introduction

Dr Fran Woodward, Executive Director of Policy and Impact, Macmillan Cancer Support

10.05amA patient's perspective

Speaker to be announced soon

10.15amWhat are integrated care systems (ICSs) and how do they affect local cancer service provision?

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Anna Charles, Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
  • Hear the latest updates on how ICSs are developing in England, how this relates to cancer service provision and the learning for local and national leaders.

10.35amHow to design a cancer service within an ICS

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Professor Sean Duffy, Clinical Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS
  • Hear about the work of the Cancer Alliance, developing an integrated local approach across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate integrated care system.

10.55amQuestions and discussion

11.45am-1.00pm

Breakout A: Community responses to out of hours care

11.45amWelcome and introduction

11.50amWorking with paramedics to deliver better care for people living with cancer

Joanne Stonehouse, Macmillan Paramedic – Cancer Care Project Manager, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Learn about the work of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to integrate with the cancer workforce locally to meet some of the challenges in providing quality patient-centred care in the out of hours, out of hospital setting for people living with cancer.

12.10pmSpecialist and supportive palliative care service in the City of Manchester

Speaker to be announced soon

12.30pmQuestions and discussion

Breakout B: The role of local authorities in co-ordinating cancer services

11.45amWelcome and introduction

11.50amImproving the Cancer Journey Glasgow

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Sandra McDermott, Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) Glasgow Programme Manager, Glasgow City Council
  • Hear how Glasgow City Council and Macmillan Cancer Support have created an integrated community-based service that assesses and addresses the full range of needs that people with cancer can experience including physical, emotional, financial, practical, and social.
  • Learn about the impact of this work and its influence on service commissioning and design, both nationally and internationally. 

A person affected by cancer who has used the service will also share their experiences of ICJ. Speaker to be announced soon.

12.10pmMacmillan Local Authority Partnership Durham

  • Discover the work in Durham testing how to spread the development of integrated models of non-clinical care and support for people living with cancer which are personalised, coordinated and promote wellbeing and independence, across social care, health and communities.

Kirsty Wilkinson, Public Health Advanced Practitioner, Durham Macmillan Local Authority Partnership, Durham County Council 
Fiona Smith, Specialist Advisor for Community Settings, Macmillan Cancer Support 

12.30pmQuestions and discussion

Breakout C: Improving connections between primary and acute health services

11.45amWelcome and introduction

11.50amSpeed-dating: joining up primary and secondary care around cancer services

Speaker to be announced soon.
  • Hear about a project bringing together primary and secondary care clinicians to build relationships and understand issues affecting each other and agree collaborative ways of working going forwards. 

12.10pmDigitally-assembled referral toolkit (DART): improving the quality and safety of suspected cancer referrals

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Dr Rob Eastham, GP Clinical Fellow, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

12.30pmQuestions and discussion

Breakout D: Personalised care approaches to cancer care and support

11.45amWelcome and introduction

11.50amThe importance of personalised care and stratifying patient pathways

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Professor Jane Maher, Joint Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
  • This session will review stratified care pathways across the UK, their advantages, challenges and what we can learn for better implementation across England.

12.30pmQuestions and discussion

3.35-4.30pm

Session four: Meeting the changing needs across the pathway – looking to the future

3.35pmWelcome back

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Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

3.40pmThe changing needs of people living with cancer

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Dr Fran Woodward, Executive Director of Policy and Impact, Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Hear how the needs of people living with cancer change throughout the pathway and how innovations in diagnosis and treatment mean that we face new challenges in giving people the best care and support.

4.00pmHow can we meet the changing needs of people living with cancer?

  • How do we get the start of the pathway right by improving early diagnosis?
  • How do we create the right workforce for the cancer pathway?
  • What do people living with and beyond cancer need as they progress through treatment and recovery?
  • How can we work together locally to organise the best care for patients?

Dr Fran Woodward, Executive Director of Policy and Impact, Macmillan Cancer Support 
Dr Jodie Moffat, Head of Early Diagnosis, Cancer Research UK 
Professor Alison Leary, Chair of Healthcare and Workforce Modelling, London South Bank University
 

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