National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2022 At the NHS, we want our patients to have the best experience possible. With this in mind, continuous patient feedback is really important to helping us deliver what patients want and need. Therefore, the national Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES) asks for feedback from cancer patients (16 years and over*), to improve local cancer services across England. The NHS and cancer charities use the results to understand what is working well and which areas need improvement. As a result, the NHS identifies national and local priorities and works with patients and partners to deliver change. [...]
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2020 - 2021 Cancer Alliance Report published 29 July 2022 Today Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance publishes a two year report covering work that has taken place across our Alliance during 2020 and 2021. The report considers some of the challenges and subsequent measures brought about during the pandemic, in addition to innovative and progressive projects across our cancer pathways to improve the outcomes and experiences of people affected by cancer in our region. Professor Dave Shackley and Claire O'Rourke, Director and Managing Director of Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance respectively, said: Whilst this time brought about huge change, our commitment and resolve [...]
Greater Manchester Cancer Awards open for entries July 2022 The Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance is delighted to announce that the first ever Greater Manchester Cancer Awards are now open for entries. The Cancer Alliance wants to celebrate the teams across our cancer network and their dedication to go above and beyond every day to improve outcomes and experiences for people affected by cancer here in Greater Manchester. Six categories have been developed to showcase some of the best work our system has to offer. Our categories include: Outstanding Care Award Greater Manchester Collaboration Award Commitment to Equality Award Research Award Educational [...]
New “drop-in” x-ray service launches for Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale residents with on-going coughs in a bid to catch cancer early Friday 08 July 2022 NHS teams are encouraging members of the public with lingering chest symptoms to get them checked out via a new, no-appointment necessary service at their local hospital. Launching on Monday 11 July, members of the public from Bury, Heywood, Rochdale and Middleton are able to attend their local hospital for a chest x-ray, without needing to see a GP and without the need to book an appointment, if they have on-going symptoms that could indicate lung [...]
New “drop-in” x-ray service launches for Bury residents with on-going coughs in a bid to catch cancer early Friday 08 July 2022 NHS teams are encouraging members of the public with lingering chest symptoms to get them checked out via a new, no-appointment necessary service at their local hospital. Launching on Monday 11 July, members of the public from Bury, Heywood, Rochdale and Middleton are able to attend their local hospital for a chest x-ray, without needing to see a GP and without the need to book an appointment, if they have on-going symptoms that could indicate lung problems. It is [...]
Episode 4: Your inspirations - What drives YOU to make a difference? In this special end of year episode, we turn the podcast over to you to find out what drives you to make a difference every day. Presenter Steve Bland speaks to four people doing very different jobs across Greater Manchester and explores the personal experiences that give them extra motivation to make an impact. Claire Goldrick tells Steve about her best friend Amy, and how that impacts her role as a Pathway Manager at Greater Manchester Cancer. Cath Comley explains how her own experience of melanoma and her dad's [...]
Episode 3: Understanding the HPV vaccine In episode three, Steve Bland reflects on the study published in the Lancet that found that the HPV vaccine has cut cases of cervical cancer by almost 90 per cent (HPV vaccine cutting cervical cancer by nearly 90% - BBC News). But it's not just cervical cancer that's caused by HPV. In fact. many head and neck cancers are also related to the virus. Steve speaks to Navin Mani, a consultant head and neck surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary, and Steve Sweeney and his son Ben. Steve was diagnosed with vocal chord cancer six years ago [...]
Episode 2: The Future: The NHS-Galleri Trial In episode two of our podcast, Steve Bland explores the exciting new Galleri trial announced by NHS England and healthcare company GRAIL UK, which could see a single blood test used to spot the early signs of 50 cancers, including some of the most difficult to diagnose and detect. The trial is being rolled out in eight parts of the country, and one of those is right here in Greater Manchester. Steve gets the lowdown on the science from Sara Hiom, the Director of Cancer Intelligence at GRAIL, finds out how it will work [...]
Episode 1: Cancer and COVID-19 Welcome to the new Greater Manchester Cancer podcast! In the first episode of our new podcast series, presenter Steve Bland finds out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cancer services in Greater Manchester by chatting to Professor David Shackley, the Medical Director of our Cancer Alliance, Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, from the Prehab4Cancer Programme, and patient Charmain Sangster who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer during the first lockdown. To find out more about the Prehab4Cancer programme, visit our website page. You can check out this episode by using the player below, or searching 'Greater Manchester Cancer Podcast' in [...]