Alliance Blog

Supporting patients through the airwaves – a new series of podcasts for cancer patients13th June 2022

        Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists from Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust have produced a series of podcasts to support their cancer patients. These podcasts provide their patients with access to information on a range of topics at a time to suit them. The team were supported by PROTO provided the sound system, […]

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Local volunteers making a real difference to cancer patients and their loved ones1st June 2022

      June 1st, 2022 sees the start of volunteering week in the UK. To celebrate the very special people who give up their time to make a difference to patients and their families, the Cancer Alliance would like to shine a light on a fantastic volunteer service that is making a real difference […]

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A winning night at the HSJ Awards!7th April 2022

The Northern Cancer Alliance received a high commendation and were winners in the category for the “The Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS” at this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards on 24 March 2022. Both awards recognised the partnership work between the Northern Cancer Alliance and the pharmaceutical company MSD. The partnership has been across a […]

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A day in the life of a Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist – Emily Rees14th March 2022

To mark the first National Cancer CNS Day on 15/03/2022, we are featuring two members of this amazing workforce in our Alliance blog. Emma and Emily have shared with us what a typical day in this role can look and feel like. In this second of the two blogs we feature Emily. We are sure […]

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A day in the life of a Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist – Emma Robinson

To mark the first National Cancer CNS Day on 15/03/2022, we are featuring two members of this amazing workforce in our Alliance blog. Emma and Emily have shared with us what a typical day in this role can look and feel like. In this first of the two blogs we feature Emma. We are sure […]

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How to improve prevention and symptom awareness in the community22nd February 2022

The role of Cancer Champion is a fantastic way of engaging with communities to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and prevention. Cancer Champions are members of the community who volunteer to raise awareness about cancer among their family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues.  They do this by spreading key messages through word […]

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Developing the cancer workforce through the national apprenticeship programme17th February 2022

Apprenticeships will provide new training routes into the cancer workforce, including enabling existing staff to remain in employment whilst training for new roles. Health Education England has facilitated the development of several apprenticeship standards. We spoke to Diane Burns who is an Apprentice Mammography Associate – Level 4 working at who works for North Cumbria […]

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Passport to my Health and Well-being31st January 2022

The Passport to my Health and Well-being is designed to improve people’s experience of a cancer pathway when they are living with mental health difficulties. It’s a simple but effective document that helps people who are living with cancer and a mental health condition to describe what they need from health professionals, to make life […]

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Co-producing the passsport

Cancer Patient Experience Survey17th January 2022

At the NHS we want our patients to have the best experience possible and having continuous patient feedback is crucial in helping us deliver what patients want and need. The national Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES) asks for feedback from cancer patients (16 years and over*), to inform and improve local cancer services across England. […]

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We are Bright Ideas in Health Awards winners!9th December 2021

Our collaborative work with MSD to develop and implement the targeted lung cancer awareness campaign “Do It For Yourself” won in the ‘Outstanding Industry Collaboration’ category and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see the efforts of our team celebrated in this way. It was an absolute  honour to attend the virtual ceremony and to […]

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