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Policy conference: next steps for cancer policy in Wales - inc. discussion relevant to charities - keynotes: Wales Cancer Network, Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Wales - Policy Forum for Wales, Morning, Friday, 12th July 2019
Friday 12 July 2019, 08:30am - 01:00pm

Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar

The future for cancer policy in Wales: research, public health, meeting the new waiting times target and next steps following the Cancer Delivery Plan

with

Professor Tom Crosby, Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network

 Andy Glyde, Public Affairs Manager, Cancer Research UK

Dr Lee Campbell, Scientific Projects and Communications Manager, Cancer Research Wales

and

Professor John Chester, Cardiff University; Velindre Cancer Centre and Wales Cancer Research Centre; Dr Gareth Davies, Cwm Taf University Health Board and Wales Cancer Network; Dr Clifford Jones, Macmillan Primary Care Cancer Framework and Wales Cancer Network; Professor Annmarie Nelson, Marie Curie Research Centre, Cardiff University and Martin Rolles, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

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Morning, Friday, 12th July 2019

Central Cardiff

 

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Dear Ms Hendrickson-Brown

I am writing to remind you of your invitation to the above seminar, which will examine the future for cancer care in Wales, with the https://gov.wales/topics/health/nhswales/plans/cancer-plan/?lang=en">Wales Cancer Delivery Plan due to conclude next year.

Taking place at an important stage in the delivery of the Plan itself, delegates will examine the lessons learnt from its implementation.

The conference also discusses the introduction of the Single Suspected Cancer Pathway - which aims to ensure all patients begin treatment within 62 days of the point of suspicion.

As we expect discussion relevant to charities - with keynote addresses from Professor Tom Crosby, Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network; Andy Glyde, Public Affairs Manager, Cancer Research UK and Dr Lee Campbell, Scientific Projects and Communications Manager, Cancer Research Wales - we thought this might be of interest.

Next steps for Wales Cancer Delivery Plan and policy going forward

Delegates will assess the options for policy post-2020, with discussion expected on the potential development of a new plan and integration into wider policy documents such as https://gov.wales/topics/health/publications/healthier-wales/?lang=en">Healthier Wales.

Issues for consideration include how any strategy can support improvement in treatment, care and resource-efficiency looking at approaches such as better use of data, diagnostic screening and biosimilars, as well as how services can be aligned with the latest research and the provision of a holistic approach to care.

Further sessions look forward to implementation of the Delivery Plan in the remainder of its timeframe, and opportunities for it to be refreshed and refined to bring it into line with latest thinking.

Implementation of the Single Suspected Cancer Pathway

Delegates will also look at the implementation of the Single Suspected Cancer Pathway as it begins, looking at the priorities for diagnostic services, patient involvement, seamless movement through the pathway, the role of research, and optimising performance.

We expect key discussion on how to understand what the new measurement means, how the new waiting time targets will be used to evaluate and improve performance, and whether it will lead to more early stage diagnoses.

Workforce capabilities and infrastructure development

Attendees will consider workforce capabilities, especially around diagnostic gaps, and the potential impact of training non-specialists and approaches to improving triage to help plug these gaps. It comes as the recent workforce report from the Royal College of Radiologists highlights the falling numbers of clinical oncologists, with Wales being especially adversely affected.

IT, patient data and wider infrastructure needs

They will look at improving IT services and the interfaces between primary and secondary care - looking at digitisation of patient data, seeking to ensure effective collaboration and a seamless system for patients - as well as the broader infrastructure needed to meet the waiting times goal.

Public health and awareness

Further sessions focus on early diagnosis, prevention and public health policy including options for achieving a better understanding of health-seeking behaviours - as well as for improving self-reporting of symptoms and reaching out to forgotten and hidden groups with appropriate targeting of awareness strategies.

The agenda also considers the role of longer term health strategies, especially around obesity, exercise and smoking, to create a culture change that will reduce incidents of cancer.

The agenda in summary

  • Lessons learnt from the Cancer Delivery Plan and where to go next;
  • Ensuring cancer policy is aligned with the most up to date research;
  • Next steps for the Cancer Delivery Plan - improving treatments, meeting needs and looking forward to 2020;
  • The role of prevention and early diagnosis in reducing cancer deaths;
  • Designing and delivering cancer pathways - co-production and the role of research; and
  • Delivering the Single Suspected Cancer Pathway - providing the resources and leadership to meet the new waiting times.

The agenda has been structured following consultation with key stakeholders. The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Policy Forum for Wales. Follow us @PFWEvents for live updates.

Speakers

We are pleased to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Professor Tom Crosby, Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network; Andy Glyde, Public Affairs Manager, Cancer Research UK and Dr Lee Campbell, Scientific Projects and Communications Manager, Cancer Research Wales.

Further confirmed speakers include: Professor John Chester, Professor of Oncology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University; Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, Velindre Cancer Centre and Director, Wales Cancer Research Centre; Dr Gareth Davies, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Cwm Taf University Health Board and Clinical Lead for Diagnostics, Wales Cancer Network; Dr Clifford Jones, National Programme Lead, Macmillan Primary Care Cancer Framework and Associate Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network; Professor Annmarie Nelson, Scientific Director, Marie Curie Research Centre, Cardiff University and Martin Rolles, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Cancer Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

Additional senior participants are being approached.

Networking

Policy Forum for Wales seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and are CPD certified (more details). Places have been reserved by officials from the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Cancer Research UK; Cancer Research Wales; Cancer52; MSD; Ovarian Cancer Action; Proton Partners International; Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales; Rutherford Innovations and Velindre NHS Trust.

Typically, attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group numbering 120, including Members of the National Assembly for Wales and senior officials from the Welsh Government, regulators and other agencies, trade unions, local authorities, health boards, allied health professionals, royal colleges, lawyers, consultancies, patient groups, specialist academics and charities, together with reporters from the national and trade press based in Wales and elsewhere.

Output and About Us

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials in the Wales Office and Welsh Government departments affected by the issues; as well as Assembly Members with a special interest in the subject. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

The Policy Forum for Wales is strictly impartial and cross-party. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own.

Booking arrangements

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at The future for cancer policy in Wales: research, public health, meeting the new waiting times target and next steps following the Cancer Delivery Plan (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £230 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £85 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:

  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities - not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).

I do hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a most useful morning, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely 

Peter

Peter van Gelder

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FINANCIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The delegate fee includes copies of the presentations via PDF and refreshments. Cancellation policy is as follows: (1) cancellations 14 or more days before the event: £75+VAT cancellation fee per delegate; (2) cancellations less than 14 days before the event: full fee applies. Promotion cancellation fee applies to all Five for Four offer places. Cancellations must be submitted via the website. If you are unable to submit your cancellation via the website then the cancellation must be notified in writing tothe Policy Forum for Wales. No charge will be made for replacement delegates. Transfer of any confirmed booking between events is not possible. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and change the speakers without prior notice. The Policy Forum for Wales is unable to grant extended credit and therefore must request that full payment be made within 30 days from the date of invoice; immediate payment on receipt of invoice less than 14 days before the event. Should payment not be received within the stated terms, the Policy Forum for Waleswill apply an administration charge of £40+VAT.

Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar

The future for cancer policy in Wales: research, public health, meeting the new waiting times target and next steps following the Cancer Delivery Plan

Timing: Morning, Friday, 12th July 2019

Venue: Central Cardiff

 

Draft agenda subject to change

   
8.30 - 9.00 Registration and coffee
   
9.00 - 9.05

Chair’s opening remarks

Senior Assembly Member

   
9.05 - 9.35

Lessons learnt from the Cancer Delivery Plan and where to go next

Professor Tom Crosby, Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network

Questions and comments from the floor

   
9.35 - 9.45

Ensuring cancer policy post-2020 is transformative and aligned with the most up to date research

Andy Glyde, Public Affairs Manager, Cancer Research UK

   
9.45 - 10.45

Next steps for cancer policy - lessons learnt from the Cancer Delivery Plan and looking beyond 2020

Dr Martin Rolles, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Cancer Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Professor John Chester, Professor of Oncology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University; Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, Velindre Cancer Centre and Director, Wales Cancer Research Centre

Professor Annmarie Nelson, Scientific Director, Marie Curie Research Centre, Cardiff University

Senior representative, health board

Senior representative, pharmacy

Questions and comments from the floor with Andy Glyde, Public Affairs Manager, Cancer Research UK

   
10.45 - 10.50

Chair’s closing remarks

Senior Assembly Member

   
10.50 - 11.15 Coffee
   
11.15 - 11.20

Chair’s opening remarks

Senior Assembly Member

   
11.20 - 11.40

Designing and delivering cancer pathways - co-production and the role of research

Dr Lee Campbell, Scientific Projects and Communications Manager, Cancer Research Wales

Senior speaker to be confirmed

   
11.40 - 12.35

Delivering the Single Suspected Cancer Pathway - providing the resources and workforce to meet the new waiting times

Dr Gareth Davies, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Cwm Taf University Health Board and Clinical Lead for Diagnostics, Wales Cancer Network

Dr Clifford Jones, National Programme Lead, Macmillan Primary Care Cancer Framework and Associate Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network

Senior representative, health board

Senior representative, union

Questions and comments from the floor with Dr Lee Campbell, Scientific Projects and Communications Manager, Cancer Research Wales and senior speaker to be confirmed

   
12.35 - 12.55

The role of prevention and early diagnosis in reducing cancer deaths - targeting hard to reach groups and improving health seeking behaviours

Senior speaker to be confirmed

Questions and comments from the floor

   
12.55 - 13.00

Chair’s and Policy Forum for Wales closing remarks

Senior Assembly Member

Peter van Gelder, Director, Policy Forum for Wales