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Cervical Screening Awareness Week Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Champions
20th June 2022

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (20-26 June) is championed by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and raises the profile of cervical screening by sharing tips and experiences for those who find accessing screening…
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14th June 2022

Charity shop raises £20k for cancer equipment

A charity shop in Cleethorpes has raised £20,000, which will benefit bowel cancer patients at Grimsby hospital. Sea View Cancer Charity Shop has been drumming up funds for the Health…
Stakeholder Updates
10th June 2022

Cancer Alliance Stakeholder Newsletter – June 2022

Click here to read the latest edition of Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance's stakeholder newsletter. This edition includes updates on: The Cancer Alliance’s 2021/22 annual report launch A patient…
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25th May 2022

Latest Cancer Quality of Life survey results published

The latest set of results for the Cancer Quality of Life Survey have been released. The survey aims to find out how quality of life may have changed for people…
Announcements
16th May 2022

Cancer Alliance’s 2021/22 annual report published

We are pleased to announce that the 2021/22 Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance annual report has been published. The annual report captures the Cancer Alliance’s work and documents the…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Diagnosis and Innovations
12th May 2022

3,000 people could benefit from ‘life saving checks’ as NHS lung health check service moves to Tesco Superstore in Orchard Park

3,000 people could benefit from ‘life saving checks’ as NHS lung health check service moves to Tesco Superstore in Orchard ParkA high-tech mobile screening unit, which is helping to save…
Photo of Helen and her brother at a RideLondon event. Helen is wearing a t-shirt and has short blond hair. She is wearing sunglasses. Her brother is wearing a cycling top and helmet. Living with and Beyond Cancer
9th May 2022

Living with Ovarian Cancer: Helen’s story

Helen Heagren, from Grimsby, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016. Six years later, she is living with cancer and has shared her story in the hope that it will…
Involvement Opportunities
30th April 2022

Smokers and former smokers asked to share their views in a survey commissioned by the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership are inviting current and former smokers, living across our region, to take part in a confidential survey designed to find out how they…
Stakeholder Updates
22nd April 2022

Cancer Alliance Stakeholder Newsletter – April 2022

The latest edition of Cancer Alliance stakeholder newsletter is now available. This edition includes updates from across the Cancer Alliance and leads with the announcement of the Cancer Alliance's rebrand…
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19th April 2022

Raising Awareness of Cancer: Allyson’s Story

Allyson lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire and began her career in the NHS at the age of 17. After retiring in 2018, Allyson noted that she had ‘never…
Involvement OpportunitiesLiving with and Beyond Cancer
11th April 2022

Under 16 Cancer Patient Experience Survey

Children under 16 who received NHS cancer care during 2021 are being invited to take part in the Under 16 Cancer Patient Experience survey. The NHS wants to hear from…
Andrew Markham and a friend raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. They are standing outside a Tesco and holding fundraising buckets. Andrew, who stands on the left, is wearing a purple wig. Awareness and Early DiagnosisLiving with and Beyond Cancer
5th April 2022

Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer: Andrew’s story

Andrew Markham, a Warehouse Operative from Brigg, was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he was 63. After receiving treatment in November, Andrew is now sharing his experience to encourage other…
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1st April 2022

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a fantastic annual opportunity to raise awareness of the fourth most common cancer in the UK.Bowel cancer is also the UK’s second biggest cancer…
Announcements
1st April 2022

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance rebranded to Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has been renamed as Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance, effective from today (Friday 1st April). The Cancer Alliance has changed its name to…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisNational Campaigns
15th March 2022

National Clinical Nurse Specialist Awareness Day

Tuesday 15th March is National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist awareness day. We are supporting the #NationalCancerCNSday campaign to help shine a spotlight on the role which is often referred to…
Involvement OpportunitiesNational Campaigns
10th March 2022

NHS seeks views on proposed new standards for cancer

The NHS is launching a consultation on proposed new standards that will help diagnose more cancers earlier and save more lives. Developed with clinical leaders, the proposals – supported by NHS…
Image of a man playing with a jack in a box toy. The images also says 'don't let the thought of cancer play on your mind'. Awareness and Early Diagnosis
2nd March 2022

NHS Chief Launches New Campaign To Combat The Fear Of Cancer

A new campaign taking a radically different approach to detecting cancer early for patients, when it is easier to treat, has been announced today by NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard.…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisNational Campaigns
17th February 2022

Find the missing men prostate cancer awareness

Why we’re backing Prostate Cancer UK & NHS England’s new campaign Prostate cancer is more common than you think. It’s the most common cancer in men. 1 in 8 men…
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16th February 2022

Cancer Alliance News – February 2022

The latest edition of Cancer Alliance News is now available. This edition includes updates from across Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance and leads with a welcome word from our…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisNational Campaigns
14th February 2022

“Cervical screening saves lives” says national campaign

Today the Department of Health and Social Care, together with NHS England and NHS Improvement, are launching a Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening Campaign, to highlight the benefits…
A man receiving a CT scan as part of the Targeted Lung Health Check Programme. A radiographer is pictured next to him, operating the CT scanner. Awareness and Early Diagnosis
1st February 2022

More than 8,000 past and current smokers are set to benefit from an NHS lung health check as the service moves to North Hull

More than 8,000 people in Hull, who may be at increased risk of lung cancer, will be next to benefit from an NHS lung health check service, which is helping…
Cancer Champions
14th January 2022

The Cancer Champion Programme reaches 3,000 milestone: Blog from Dr Dan Cottingham

In a blog for Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, Dr Dan Cottingham, CRUK GP Lead for the Cancer Alliance reflects on the impact and achievements of the…
Jo, a research fellow at Hull York Medical School. Cancer Champions
12th January 2022

Local Cancer Champions share their stories to celebrate 3,000 milestone

More than 3,000 people in Humber, Coast and Vale have now completed Cancer Champion training – helping to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early…
Cancer Champions
12th January 2022

Number of Cancer Champions in Humber, Coast and Vale passes 3,000 milestone

More than 3,000 people in Humber, Coast and Vale have now completed Cancer Champion training – helping to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early…
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16th December 2021

December 2021 Stakeholder Update

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Headshot of Simon Cox, the newly-announced managing director of the Cancer Alliance. He has grey hair, wears glasses and a suit, and smiles at the camera. Uncategorised
15th December 2021

Cancer Alliance appoints Simon Cox as manager

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Cox as managing director. Simon will play a crucial role in bringing together all the different…
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13th December 2021

Cancer Champions: Nicola’s story

In her job as a Community Pharmacist, Nicola spends her day supporting and building relationships with local people. Three months into her role, Nicola noticed something different about one of…
Involvement OpportunitiesLiving with and Beyond Cancer
6th December 2021

Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2021

NHS England and Improvement has launched its 2021 national Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES). The survey asks for feedback from patients, aged 16 and over*, who were treated for cancer…
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1st December 2021

Thousands of people set to benefit as NHS lung health checks confirmed for North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire

Past and current smokers in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire will be invited to a NHS lung health check service in a drive to improve earlier diagnosis of lung…
An older woman holding a book, She is sitting on a sofa, wearing a yellow long-sleeved t shirt while looking into the camera. The image is used to represent a cancer patient who has completed the Cancer Quality of Life Survey. Living with and Beyond Cancer
18th November 2021

First set of results released for national Cancer Quality of Life Survey

The first set of results for the NHS England and NHS Improvement and NHS Digital Cancer Quality of Life Survey have been released via an online dashboard. The results show…
Headshot of Graham, a Lung Health Check participant. He's wearing a white t shirt and glasses. Awareness and Early Diagnosis
7th October 2021

Lung Health Checks: Graham’s story

"I first became aware of the Lung Health Check service in March 2020, when me and my wife were invited to attend an appointment at Lidl car park. I wasn’t…
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7th October 2021

Lung Health Checks: Catherine’s story

As a Hull resident, who is aged 58 and a current smoker, Catherine was invited to attend a lung health check in July 2021. Here Catherine tells us what happened…
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6th October 2021

New diagnostics capacity to boost access to care in Humber, Coast and Vale

People living in Humber, Coast and Vale are set to benefit from earlier diagnostic tests, provided closer to home thanks to investment in new mobile MRI and CT scanning facilities.…
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30th September 2021

September 2021 Stakeholder Update

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Living with and Beyond Cancer
28th September 2021

YOU CANcervive – Let’s Talk Cancer

A new podcast hosted by people affected cancer has launched in Yorkshire. YOU CANcervive – Let’s Talk Cancer aims to encourage more open conversation to raise awareness of common signs…
Involvement Opportunities
22nd September 2021

NHS launches new national COVID Cancer Antibody Survey

The NHS has launched a national COVID Cancer Antibody Survey to assess antibody responses to the COVID-19 vaccines among cancer patients People aged 18 or over, who are living in…
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7th September 2021

Cancer ‘Red Flag’ roadshows for people with Learning Disabilities

Over the next few months, People First Merseyside will be delivering peer led training for people with learning disabilities (and their families and carers) across the Humber, Coast and Vale…
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27th August 2021

Cancer Alliance News – Summer 2021

The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Summer 2021 newsletter is now available. The summer edition features details of activity taking place across the Alliance’s programmes of work to support…
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30th June 2021

June 2021 Stakeholder Update

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Image shows two people and text that says Spot the Difference? Lung Cancer doesn't discriminate. Nor do we. We're here to spot the difference. Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Champions
24th June 2021

Spot the Difference and take action

Early symptoms of lung cancer can be subtle and easy to ignore. A bit of breathlessness is put down to being a bit out of shape. Lack of energy can…
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18th June 2021

Finding HPV during a cervical screening: Katy’s story

After a routine cervical screening test, Katy received a letter saying she had abnormal cells. As a Cancer Champion, Katy is now sharing her experience to help tackle the fears…
An image of the van used for lung health checks in Hull. It's a large white trailer with a blue swirl design, and it features the Siemens and Healthineers logos. Awareness and Early Diagnosis
26th May 2021

Targeted Lung Health Checks are back and they have never been more important

Dr Stuart Baugh, Programme Director Lung Health Checks in HullLung Health Checks in Hull are back following a temporary pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the hard work…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
10th May 2021

Under 16s invited to share cancer experiences to help improve services

A new survey to help understand and improve the care and experience for children under the age of 16 in care and treatment for cancer launched in April. The Under…
Uncategorised
7th May 2021

Cancer Alliance News – Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 edition of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Newsletter is now available. It features the experiences of local people diagnosed with cancer, details on the innovations…
Sharon, who was diagnosed with breast cancer after learning about the symptoms during a Cancer Champion Awareness Session. She has cheekbone length light brown hair and wears black square glasses. She is looking to the right and slightly smiling. Cancer Champions
6th May 2021

‘Learning about cancer saved my life’: Sharon’s story

‘If I hadn’t done the Cancer Champion training, where would I be? Learning about cancer saved my life.’Sharon Hornsby, a Contact Officer with Humberside Police, received treatment for early stage…
Stakeholder Updates
31st March 2021

March 2021 Stakeholder Update

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Image of the breast cancer screening unit at Castle Hill Hospital. The unit white and decorated with the NHS logo and 'Humberside Breast Screening Unit' title Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Champions
10th March 2021

Local Cancer Champion encourages others to ‘go and get checked’ after attending a breast screening appointment

“Go and get checked. The staff know it is a frightening time, but be assured they are equipped to deal with your fears and help you every step of the…
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9th March 2021

Free ‘Cancer Demystified’ Webinars for Secondary Care Professionals

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance is pleased to offer free Cancer Demystified webinar training for staff working in cancer services at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, York Teaching…
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3rd March 2021

People living with and beyond cancer are helping to improve cancer services by completing a new NHS Quality of Life Survey.

People living with and beyond cancer across the UK are helping to improve cancer services by completing a new NHS Quality of Life Survey. Recognising that quality of life (QoL)…
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26th February 2021

February 2021 Stakeholder Update

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Carolynne, leader of the Myeloma North Lincs support group. She has short white hair, is wearing glasses and smiling at the camera. Living with and Beyond Cancer
9th February 2021

Carolynne’s story

After attending Myeloma Support Group meetings in Lincoln, Carolynne decided Scunthorpe needed a group of its own, where those affected by Myeloma and other blood cancers could chat about their…
Stakeholder Updates
29th January 2021

January 2021 Stakeholder Update

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Up close photo of Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Cancer Champion badges. The badge is a white circle with a blue border, and they say 'Cancer Champion' in the middle. Cancer Champions
12th January 2021

Clare’s story: Being open about cancer

I heard about the Cancer Champion training while attending another course with Macmillan and decided to take part to help raise more awareness of cancer. If you or someone you…
Sarah, who has long brown wavy hair, wears a white t shirt and smiles at the camera while holding a latte coffee. Cancer Champions
11th January 2021

Sarah’s story: Attending after a diagnosis

In late 2018, I first heard about the Cancer Champion Programme from Colette Dixon, part of the Living With and Beyond Cancer Team at St Andrews Hospice, Grimsby. I decided to…
Jo, a research fellow at Hull York Medical School. Cancer Champions
11th January 2021

Jo’s story: Improving screening uptake

I first heard about Cancer Champion training when looking at ideas for my research fellowship at Hull York Medical School. Having recently moved to Yorkshire, I was keen to learn…
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11th January 2021

David’s story: Cancer knowledge at work

While reading a force bulletin about a year ago, I spotted an advert for a Cancer Champion Awareness Session and decided to get involved for two reasons. Firstly, I sadly…
Amanda Eastwood, a member of staff at Hull City Council, who took the training in September 2021. Cancer Champions
11th January 2021

Amanda’s story: Encouraging others to take part

Cancer Champion training stood out to me as I’ve been surrounded by cancer in my personal life. My son, sister and mum had all previously received a cancer diagnosis and in…
Uncategorised
23rd December 2020

Cancer Alliance News – Winter 2020

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Christine, a pancreatic cancer survivor, looks into the camera and smiles. She is wearing a red sparkly long-sleeved top and has brown cropped hair. Awareness and Early DiagnosisLiving with and Beyond Cancer
30th November 2020

Christine’s story

After experiencing persistent symptoms that weren’t normal for her, Christine was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Here, she tells her story and explains her advice for anyone experiencing something similar. Towards…
Stakeholder Updates
30th November 2020

November 2020 Stakeholder Update

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Headshot of Margaret Allbones, a cancer survivor who shared her story with us. She is smiling, looking slightly to the right of the camera, and wearing a black jumper. She has cropped blonde hair and is wearing small gold hoop earrings. Awareness and Early DiagnosisLiving with and Beyond Cancer
17th November 2020

Noticing what’s normal: Margaret’s story

Mum, grandma and former Medical Secretary Margaret didn’t experience any pain before her cancer diagnosis but still booked an appointment with her GP. Here, Margaret describes her cancer journey and…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
13th November 2020

Over 2,020 Cancer Champions are helping to encourage early detection of cancer in Humber, Coast and Vale region

Over 2,020 Cancer Champions are helping to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection of cancer across Scarborough, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Vale of York…
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9th November 2020

Health care professionals urge people in Humber, Coast and Vale to contact their GP about symptoms of lung cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and health care professional across Humber, Coast and Vale are urging the public to contact their GP if experiencing symptoms of lung cancer. Since…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Champions
8th November 2020

Meet the Team: Cancer Champions

Over the last two years, Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance have helped to raise awareness of cancer by delivering free Cancer Champion awareness sessions to over 2,000 people across…
Living with and Beyond CancerSupport Groups
30th October 2020

Support Group Saturday: Pam and HER Breast Friends

Hull and East Riding Breast Friends, known as HER Breast Friends, is a small local registered charity founded in 2005 by two ladies, Jan Jones and Liz Drury, who at…
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28th October 2020

October 2020 Stakeholder Update

Click here to view our October 2020 stakeholder update. Update (30th October 2020): The NHS Lung Health Check Service, which was due to re-start in Hull on 3rd November 2020, …
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27th October 2020

Free Share and Learn event for cancer support groups within Humber, Coast and Vale region

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance (HCV CA) is inviting cancer support groups to take part in a free online share and learn event. Support groups from Scarborough and Ryedale,…
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13th October 2020

Healthcare Professionals urge public to ‘help us help you’ by getting cancer symptoms checked and attending routine appointments

Healthcare professionals across the Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) region are appealing for the public to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer,…
A zoomed in face shot of Barbara - a cancer survivor and trustee of Breast Friends York. Her body is turned slightly to one side but her head is looking towards the camera. She's smiling and has shoulder length straight black hair and wears black square glasses. Living with and Beyond CancerSupport Groups
3rd October 2020

Support Group Saturday: Barbara and Breast Friends York

Barbara, Breast cancer survivor and trustee of York Breast Friends, tells us her story and how the group has helped her through her cancer journey.
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30th September 2020

September 2020 Stakeholder Update

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A photo of non-alcoholic gins provided to the ladies at the Gyn and Tonic cancer support group. They're in small bottles, one is pink and one is blue. Living with and Beyond Cancer
10th September 2020

Support Group Saturday: Gyn & Tonic

Gyn & Tonic is the name of the Gynaecology support group for North Lincolnshire and the surrounding area. Here, Pat Chennells, Macmillan Information Facilitator at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS…
A hand wearing a blue glove holding a needle representing the flu vaccine. Living with and Beyond Cancer
3rd September 2020

North Yorkshire and York residents reassured that they will be vaccinated against the flu

With flu season fast approaching, NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, along with local authorities want to reassure eligible patients that they…
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2nd September 2020

Cancer Alliance News – Autumn 2020

 Click here to read the latest edition of Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance News. In this edition, we hear from Dr Stuart Baugh, Clinical Director of Humber, Coast and Vale…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
20th August 2020

Famous faces urge public to speak to their GP about potential cancer symptoms

Linda Nolan and Bill Turnbull are among the celebrities with cancer who have joined NHS doctors in urging the public to come forward for important checks. The call comes after…
Head and shoulder photo of Dr Rumina Önaç, GP and Green Impact for Health lead at The Old School Medical Practice. Dr Onac has her black hair tied back and is wearing glasses. She is looking at the camera and smiling. Awareness and Early Diagnosis
19th August 2020

Vale of York GP shares experience of adapting to change during coronavirus pandemic

Dr Rumina Önaç, GP and Green Impact for Health lead at The Old School Medical Practice in York has shared her detailed experience of caring for patients during the coronavirus…
A team of people standing in front of Hope House Support group building. Living with and Beyond Cancer
14th August 2020

Support Group Saturday: Hope House

Back in 2012, at the age of 36, Joanne was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, oophorectomy and was given a drug called Anastrozole for ten…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Champions
5th August 2020

Free online sessions launched to raise cancer awareness and help save lives through early diagnosis.

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has launched free online Cancer Champion sessions to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection within local…
Carol Miller, founder of York Haematology Support group and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia survivor smiling and holding an award from the Lymphoma Association. Awareness and Early DiagnosisLiving with and Beyond Cancer
3rd August 2020

Visiting my GP surgery during COVID-19: Carol’s story

York Haematology Support Group founder, Carol Miller was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 2004. Since her diagnosis, Carol has used her experience with cancer treatment to help others going…
A headshot of Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. He's smiling and wearing a black suit jacket over a wh Stakeholder Updates
28th July 2020

Health and Care Partnership appeals for public support to help ensure services resume safely and promptly

NHS and council organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale are appealing for the public’s help as they work together to increase the availability of health and care services, which were…
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8th July 2020

Dr Dan Cottingham appointed Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance’s GP Lead

Dr Dan Cottingham has been confirmed as the new CRUK GP Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) Cancer Alliance. The appointment of Dr Cottingham, Macmillan GP Cancer and End…
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1st July 2020

No more waiting in line or on the line… patients can access GP services online in Humber, Coast and Vale

Patients in Humber, Coast and Vale can access medical advice and help from their GP – without needing to visit their local GP practice in person or wait on the…
An image of a computer screen displaying an open web browser on a page about shielding. The title of the page says ' Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19'. Living with and Beyond Cancer
29th June 2020

New shielding guidance for the extremely vulnerable group

From 6 July, new shielding guidance from the government will come into effect. This guidance applies to the clinically extremely vulnerable who are shielding in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
Treatment and Pathways
24th June 2020

Help for cancer patients throughout COVID and beyond

Over recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to difficulty, heartache and worry for millions of people across the UK. But imagine being diagnosed with cancer at the same time,…
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15th June 2020

Safely restoring cervical screening services during COVID-19

Monday 15 June to Sunday 21 June is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and although NHS cervical screening services have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, colleagues across the Humber Coast…
This photo is of Lizzie stood outside Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust main tower block. There are windows surrounded by blue cladding and Lizzie is wearing a blue facemask, floral t-shirt and grey cardigan. She has short brown hair. Living with and Beyond Cancer
5th June 2020

Living with cancer through Covid-19

Mum of three, Lizzie Parker was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2019. Since her diagnosis, Lizzie has been using her own experience to raise awareness and help others by sharing…
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2nd June 2020

Updated shielding advice for the extremely vulnerable in England

The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels have decreased over the last few weeks. Around 200,000 cancer patients who…
Cancer Diagnosis and Innovations
27th May 2020

New Rapid Diagnostic Centre continues to assess patients during Covid-19 pandemic

A new service launched in January for patients with symptoms that are cause for concern but do not meet the criteria for urgent referral for cancer, has continued to assess…
Uncategorised
18th May 2020

Help us help you stay safe in hospital

Hospital trusts across Humber, Coast and Vale region have been working hard to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and quality of services for cancer patients. Northern…
A woman sitting at a desk in a waiting room. There's a computer in front of her and she's writing with her right hand, and holding a telephone to her ear with her left. Living with and Beyond Cancer
14th May 2020

Pancreatic Cancer UK continues to offer support during COVID-19

Registered charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK is providing a range of support for those living with pancreatic cancer. The charity is a useful resource for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer and…
Zoe, Humber, Coast and Vale's Project Officer. Uncategorised
12th May 2020

Shielding during Covid-19

Updated Shielding Advice - 1st June 2020 The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding. People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should contain to take precautions…
An image of Dan Cottingham, Cancer and End of Life Lead at NHS Vale of York Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Diagnosis and Innovations
5th May 2020

70% drop in Vale of York Cancer referrals as doctors urge people to visit their GP

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and GP Practices from the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance are working together to ensure cancer…
Uncategorised
5th May 2020

Cancer Alliance News – May 2020

Click here to view the latest edition of Cancer Alliance News In this edition, we discover how cancer support groups are adapting to offer continued support during the coronavirus pandemic…
Uncategorised
29th April 2020

NHS warning to seek help for cancer symptoms, as half of public report concerns with getting checked

England’s top cancer doctor has urged people not to hesitate to get checked as new research revealed that nearly half of the public have concerns about seeking help during the…
Uncategorised
24th April 2020

‘NHS services remain open if you need medical help’, doctors tell people in Humber, Coast and Vale

Doctors in Humber, Coast and Vale are keen to remind the public that NHS services remain open to help them with their serious health conditions, amid concern that some people…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
23rd April 2020

Cancer Care Centres adapt services to offer continued support during COVID-19

Across the Humber, Coast and Vale region, Macmillan Information Centres are adjusting what they do to continue to provide valuable support for those affected by cancer. While the centres are…
Cancer Diagnosis and Innovations
23rd April 2020

Helping to support the continuation of cancer diagnosis during Covid-19

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has accelerated the procurement of home working stations to enable the reporting workforce within our region to report from home during Covid-19. Thirty home…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
17th April 2020

Support for people with cancer during coronavirus

If you’re someone affected by cancer, it’s understandable you might be worried about coronavirus. While the nation stays at home, the pandemic is changing how organisations offer their help, but…
Uncategorised
3rd April 2020

New Managing Director appointed to Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has appointed a new Managing Director, Yvonne Elliott. Yvonne started with us on 27th March 2020 and, over the next few months, will…
Uncategorised
17th March 2020

Coronavirus – Latest Information and Guidance

Click here to access the latest Covid-19 information and advice for members of the public, healthcare professionals and those affected by cancer.
Uncategorised
11th March 2020

Cancer Alliance Conference

The first Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Conference took place at York Racecourse on Thursday 5th March 2020. Over 150 people attended the event including people living with and…