On 17th March 2017, we hosted our annual Lung Cancer Education event. The key theme of the day was on our prevention strategy for lung cancer in Greater Manchester. Over 90 clinicians, specialist nurses, commissioners and primary care teams attended.
Presentations focussed on reducing smoking rates in Greater Manchester, public campaigns and strategies planned to reduce smoking, and GP access to training and education. The event also showcased the excellent and innovative work of the Macmillan and UHSM pilot for lung cancer screening. The final inspiring presentation was by head teacher, Drew Povey. Through a unique style of leadership teaching Drew works with individuals, teams and organisations to find creative solutions to develop positive climates and sustainable change across all sectors.
There was overwhelming support by those who attended that all staff should have mandatory training on smoking cessation. It was recognised that there are a lot of great ideas, but they need support and the green light to try new ideas and make changes.
Feedback from the day is extremely positive and all the presentations were engaging and informative. The final presentation of the day, from Drew Povey was described by delegates as ‘truly inspiring’ and ‘very motivational’.