As part of the Programme Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy the programme team is keen on keeping the stakeholders in the system well informed on the latest developments. We will do this by sending brief updates systematically to all those involved in delivering the best possible care in cancer services within the Alliance footprint.
The programme this week has:
- Produced and distributed the first draft of the Exception Report for discussions at the System Performance Assurance and Monitoring (SPAM) Group on 19th February 2018
- Agreed to include in this stakeholder update the contact emails of the programme sponsors and programme managers of the 4 main work streams of the HCV Cancer Alliance programme to maximise the opportunity of people to be informed, engaged and linked up with the main activities of the Alliance. These are:
- Awareness & Early Diagnosis
- Diagnostics Consolidation
- Treatment & Pathways
- Living with and Beyond
- Attended the Cancer Roadshow held in Leeds on 7 February in which we discussed the following:
- There have been significant changes to the Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (COSD) for providers and version 8 of the COSD is being implement (see item 1 below).
- There still appears to be some confusion regarding breach allocation and IPTs. We input about how to improve the allocation formula
- The 28 day Faster Diagnosis Standard testing continues
- There is still no process in place for Cancer Alliances to have access to the new CWT Systems.
- Cancerstats 2 is being launched soon (this will be a soft launch, slow roll out) and the presentation suggests it could be user friendly and a useful source of information for us. We have invited PHE to attend a CA Team meeting on Tuesdays and demonstrate the potential of the system.
- PHE can provide Cancer Data on request but will need a suitable leadtime to complete any requests.
- Submitted to NHS England North Region the two Programme Initiation Documents for Risk Stratification and Recovery Package by the deadline on 7th February. This is part of the HCV Cancer Alliance bid for transformation funds for £850k for financial year 2018/19
- Invited key stakeholders in the health system to the cancer improvement event on 13/03/18 in 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds LS10 1JR organised by NHS England North Region. The event is aimed at Cancer Alliances and GM Cancer Vanguards
- The aim of the event is to bring a wide range of stakeholders together to build energy for change and co-design an improvement programme that will create a platform to facilitate delivery of mutually identified priorities to bring about the following objectives:
- A combination of strong stakeholder engagement (formal & informal) to enable change
- Renewed energy for change
- Co-production of an outline plan that will be the framework to enable an improvement movement to happen
- Agreement of identified short and long term outputs and mutual priorities
- The HCV Cancer Alliance has 15 places allocated. If you want to participate please email PENNINGTON, Charlotte Pennington ([email protected]) before Friday 16th February 2018.
- Participated in the Communities of Practice workshop held in London on the 8th of February. The event gathered all Cancer Alliances and vanguard sites. We discussed and sought consensus around the best practice pathways for Lung, prostate, colorectal and upper GI
- Next stakeholder updates will be on:
- Friday 16 February 2018
- Friday 23 February 2018
Director – HCV Cancer Alliance Programme