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Vacancies for ‘Patient and Public Partners on the Cancer Board’ for Joined Up Care Derbyshire

The Cancer Transformation Board in Derbyshire is looking to recruit 3 ‘Patient and Public Partners’ to be part of its collaborative approach to developing and implementing new cancer care pathways.  A cancer pathway is a patient’s journey from the initial suspicion of cancer through clinical investigations, to patient diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and aftercare.

The Cancer Transformation Board has 3 workstreams which are:

  • Prevention of Cancer – The Prevention Workstream focuses on cancer prevention activities with the aim to significantly reduce the 40% of cancers caused by behavioural, lifestyle and environmental factors, such as smoking cessation and promoting physical activity.  The team works with key stakeholders across health, social care and third sector settings to raise awareness of current national initiatives and transformation plans to promote a consistent approach, with the aim to prevent as many people as possible from getting cancer across Derbyshire.
  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer – The Early Diagnosis and Treatment Workstream works strategically as an expert voice, providing leadership and direction to deliver the priorities from the Cancer Strategy.  The aim is to improve the choice, quality and support for people with a suspected cancer, and also those affected by cancer, by reducing inequality and clinical variation.  The team works collaboratively with key stakeholders to maintain a consistent approach to service delivery, sharing good practice and addressing areas for improvement.
  • Living With and Beyond Cancer – The Living With and Beyond Cancer Workstream collectively influences care delivery to people affected by cancer through collaborative working between health and social care and the third sector, with the aim to ensure all patients receive a personalised care package to support their journey from diagnosis to living beyond cancer.

There are vacancies for Patient and Public Partner’s on each of these workstreams.