Transforming Cancer Services Together
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Macmillan Cancer Support have embarked on an ambitious new programme to improve cancer services in North Wales.
While most people diagnosed with cancer in North Wales have a generally positive care experience, the recent Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey tells us there are areas for improvement.
The Transforming Cancer Services Together programme has been set up to identify and implement these improvements and is looking specifically at breast, lung, colorectal and urological cancers (including prostate, bladder, kidney, penile and testicular cancer).
There are a large number of redesign programmes underway by Macmillan Cancer Support and its partners but this will be the first in Wales to look at a patient’s entire journey – from referral by a GP, to treatment in hospital, to living with and beyond cancer.
The programme will be shaped by the ideas and input of clinicians, partners and most importantly, people affected by cancer.
With the number of people living with cancer in Wales set to rise from 130,000 to 250,000 by 2030, there has never been a better time to transform the way cancer care and support is delivered.
People affected by cancer are at the heart of the Transforming Cancer Services Together programme, which is why we are giving them the opportunity to inform our work.
We are looking for people affected by breast, lung, colorectal and urological cancer to share their knowledge and experience in order to shape better care for patients.
We want to understand what is good, bad or needs improving about a patient’s journey.
There are lots of ways to get involved, by attending meetings, to taking part in surveys, from being a member of a group discussion or talking to us one-to-one about your experience.
By sharing your story, you can help us to make a big difference.
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For more information about Transforming Cancer Services Together, email BCU.TransformingCancerServicesTogether@wales.nhs.uk