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Cancer

Why choose cancer as a priority?

  • Cancer prevention and the delivery of world class care for people with cancer, remains a top priority for Wales.
  • Over the coming years, around 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer before age 75 and around 4 in 10 people at some stage during their lifetime.
  • The incidence of cancer is increasing – there has been around a 10% rise in cancer in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in the last 10 years1.
  • Cancer accounts for nearly 7% of all NHS expenditure in Wales2
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Cancer Workshop : Clinical Lead - Dr Meriel Jenney
 

A workshop held on the 5th November 2014 brought together people who use and provide cancer services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to share their views about the future. 

Through better engagement with our population, better use of technology, and new ways of working, everyone at the workshop was asked to describe “what a new cancer service of the future could look like?”

Discussions during the workshop were captured in the form of visual minutes. 
 



Download a report summarising the workshop

The workshop generated lots of ideas about cancer care in the future.  Working with Dr Meriel Jenney, our cancer lead, we used this information, together with published best practice from Wales, the UK and the wider world, to create a new model of cancer care for Cardiff and Vale UHB.

A New Model of Care for Cancer

The first step in developing any new model of care is to describe a vision of what a future service should achieve. Working with Dr Meriel Jenney, our cancer lead, we used the information from the workshop, together with published best practice from Wales, the UK and the wider world, to develop a Shaping Our Future Wellbeing shared vision of cancer care in the future. 

A report describing how the Clinical Senate and a Service User/3rd Sector feedback event helped refine the shared visions of care is available here. 

With this vision in mind, we can now begin to explore the changes that will be needed to make the vision a reality, and so begin to describe in detail a new model of care for cancer:
 


References
  1. Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit. Cancer in Wales, A summary report of population cancer incidence, mortality and survival. Cardiff: Public Health Wales; 2014.

  2. Welsh Government. Together For Health: Cancer Delivery Plan, A Delivery Plan up to 2016 for NHS Wales.

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