Webinars

Managed Clinical Network for Breast Services – Introduction and Update
Dr Claire Bradford, Medical Director at North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care Board and Sheron Robson, Programme Manager at Northern Cancer Alliance outline the aims and vision of the Managed Clinical Network and how staff across the North East and North Cumbria can be involved in improving breast services, as well as giving an update on the work to implement a Breast Pain Pathway. (recorded 8th November 2022, available until 8th May 2023)

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Managed Clinical Network Breast Workforce – Our Biggest Challenge
Kate Jordan from the national Public Health Commissioning Team gives an update on national support available to the breast screening workforce, followed by Karen Stenlund, Northern Cancer Alliance Workforce Lead, who outlines local initiatives, in a bid to sustaining the breast workforce. (recorded 8th November 2022, available until 8th May 2023)

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Developing the Nurses Voice
This session is led by Nicky Lambert, Northern Cancer Alliance Clinical Lead for Nursing, who discusses the development of the Nurses Voice group to ensure the contribution of nurses in our network. We also hear from Sarah Beadnell, Service Improvement Support Officer (Cancer Personalised Care), Jane Rush, Nurse Specialist and Sharon Bradley, Breast Care Nurse from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who share a presentation of recent work on patient initiated follow up (PIFU). (recorded 8th November 2022, available until 8th May 2023)

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Working in Partnership to Maintain the Cancer Workforce
Ben Chui, Senior Strategy Manager for Workforce, gives an overview of the challenges facing the cancer workforce and future planning/opportunities for consideration. This is followed by a Macmillan Band 5 Development Programme presentation by Tina Thompson, Macmillan Partnership Manager at NEC, and a presentation on the Cancer Nursing Internship by Kelly Craggs, Lead Cancer Nurse at Sunderland & South Tyneside and Pauline Sturdy, Transformation Lead at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (recorded 11th October 2022, available until 11th April 2023)

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Understanding and Improving Quality of Life for Cancer Patients
The webinar includes a presentation from Val Shilling, QoL Programme Manager and Hannah Raphael, QoL Project Manager at NHS England providing an overview of the QoL survey and detailing the QoL dashboard, in particular the introduction of trust level data from 8th September 2022. This is followed by a presentation on the local focus and plans for intervention 2 by Jo Mackintosh, Chief Experience Officer at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT finishing off with Vicky Wester, Lead Personalised Care from the Northern Cancer Alliance discussing intervention one: psychosocial support. (recorded 11th October 2022, available until 11th April 2023)

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Health Inequalities Post Covid – New Challenges and our Response
Sheron Robson, Programme Manager at the Northern Cancer Alliance, presents on the health inequalities in our communities and the changing picture since Covid, looking at the different ways of working to address Health Inequalities, including the NHS Galleri trial (targeting deprivation), the head and neck cancer campaign (using behavioural sciences) and the PCN engagement of Cancer Community Awareness Workers. (recorded 11th October 2022, available until 11th April 2023)

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Taking a Data-Driven Approach to Transforming Cancer Outcomes
Philip Graham, Senior BI Analyst at the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance presents on the benefits of their alliance wide PTL for cancer patients, exploring the development of the system, benefits for clinicians, cancer teams and patients, and ongoing development. This is followed by a presentation from Jennifer Connolly, Senior Consultant at development partner Edge Health, on the NCA Digital PTL Project – building a prototype shared PTL in collaboration with two trusts and the plans for wider rollout. (recorded 11th October 2022, available until 11th April 2023)

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