Online Programme 2019

12 March 2019
Park Plaza Victoria


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09.00 - 10.00

Registration & Refreshments

10:00 – 10:15

Chair’s Opening Remarks
Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

10:15 – 11:15

Cancer: Making the long-term plan a reality

  • Hear about the intentions behind the NHS long-term plan for cancer from those responsible for setting and overseeing it
  • Understand what the plan means for you and your role in delivering its aims
  • Consider how to harness the combined efforts of Cancer Alliances, teams and individuals to make the plan a reality

David Fitzgerald, National Cancer Programme Director, NHS England
Dr Fran Woodard, Executive Director of Policy and Impact, Macmillan Cancer Support
Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Cancer Director 1999-2013

11:15 – 11:45

Morning refreshments and networking

11:45 – 12:25

Unlocking the benefits of earlier and faster diagnosis

  • Evaluate the impact of screening programmes on early diagnosis and how to increase uptake
  • Learn about a differentiated approach to referrals to support early cancer diagnosis: the Danish three-legged strategy
  • How we can achieve faster diagnosis, from those who are leading the way

Session reserved for InHealth

How the use of data reduces unwanted variation

  • Why the Secondary Breast Cancer Analytics Project was set up, and the emerging outcomes
  • Understand the challenges of working with the available data and how to overcome them
  • What this work means for reducing variation across the NHS

Sponsored by Novartis

12:30 – 13:10

Service pathway redesign: Collaborative service support examples

  • Learn about the Pfizer Oncology UK service projects
  • Understand the process and considerations for undertaking a collaborative service pathway redesign
  • Share details of one case study in detail - TBC

Session funded by Pfizer Oncology

Personalised medicine: What opportunities for cancer treatment?

  • Understand how genomics can improve diagnosis and guide treatment choice
  • Learn how the information can protect patients from unnecessary treatments and toxic side effects
  • Analyse the opportunities for personalised medicine in improving both the care and experience of cancer patients

Session reserved for Daiichi Sankyo

13:10 – 14:10

Lunch and networking

14:10 – 14:50

What is the future role of primary and community care in cancer services?

  • Analyse the role of primary and community care in earlier diagnosis and management of cancer
  • Learn about the role of primary care in screening patients to facilitate earlier diagnosis
  • Find out about the support available to primary care professionals to facilitate early cancer detection and decision making

Dr Rory Harvey, Chair, East of England Cancer Alliance
Dr Catherine Heaven, Associate Director of the School of Oncology, The Christie Foundation Trust

Session reserved for BD

14:55 – 15:35

Working in partnership with patients to improve their experience

  • Hear about work being done to empower patients to change their experience from diagnosis through to living with and beyond cancer
  • Discover what is most and least important to patients undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Find out how to meaningfully involve patients in work to improve their experience and that of future patients


Collaborating to transform the care of cancer patients

  • Understand how you can collaborate to make better use of clinical support services, such as imaging and pathology
  • Discuss the role of Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Centres in supporting early diagnosis
  • Hear an example of successful, sustainable imaging collaboration across trusts to improve service provision

Professor Geoff Bellingan, Executive Lead, UCLH Cancer Collaborative Cancer Alliance
Dr Andrew McCarthy, Clinical Lead, EMRAD

15:35 – 16:05

Afternoon refreshments and networking

16:05 – 16:55

What should the cancer workforce of the future look like?

  • Analyse the future cancer workforce that is needed to achieve early diagnosis and intervention priorities
  • Consider the practical steps necessary to ensure there are sufficient staff with the right skills in the cancer workforce
  • Learn about the potential of technology to address the challenges to the future workforce

Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Research UK
Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England

16:55 – 17:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks
Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

17:00 – 18:00

Networking reception

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