Implementing the Cancer Taskforce Strategy – One Year On – 23 March 2018

Northern Cancer Alliance Implementing the Cancer Taskforce Strategy – One Year On

Friday 23 March 2018

Ramside Hall Hotel

The Northern Cancer Alliance officially launched 1 year ago and it has been almost 18 months since we had our first board meeting.

The aim of the Northern Cancer Alliance is to enhance the quality of care across organisations, jointly reducing inequality and improving outcomes for people in alignment with the recommendations of Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcome: A Strategy for England 2015-2020. Since the Alliance began there have been a number of changes across the local healthcare systems which have aided the Alliance vision of working together to deliver the changes required to our cancer services.

The Northern Cancer Alliance is a multi-agency collaborative, working together to increase cancer survival across this region, by reducing inequalities, improving outcomes for everyone affected by cancer and delivering the best possible patient experience.


The One Year On Event gave the Alliance the opportunity to reflect on the work completed to date and to overcome some of the challenges of implementing the Cancer Taskforce Strategy. It gave attendees an opportunity to network and exchange information, share experiences of the challenges the Alliance is facing when implementing this year’s work programme and the opportunities to work together over the next year, in particular on the transformation work being carried out across the Alliance in:

  • Early Diagnosis
  • Living with and Beyond Cancer
  • Engagement and Co-Design


Event Resources

Event Programme



Cancer Taskforce Strategy – Prof. Chris Harrison

Northern Region Approach – Dr Mike Prentice

Northern Cancer Alliance Challenges and Opportunities – Dr Tony Branson

Early Diagnosis – Dr Chris Tasker, Dr Katie Elliott & Fiona McQuiston

Hylton Practice Video

Living With and Beyond Cancer – Prof. Jane Maher & Pam Lee

Realistic Medicine – Chris Tiplady

Patient Story – Joining the Dots – Video

Patient Involvement, Rationale & National Picture – Annie Laverty

Upper Gastrointestinal Patient Experience Project – Dr Sarah Sowden & Dr Anna Haste

Patient Story – Gateshead People – Video

Alliance Engagement & Co Design Project – Jo Mackintosh


Workshop 1 – Lung

Workshop 2 – Vague Symptoms

Workshop 3 – 28 Days



Evaluation Feedback and Slido Responses