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.
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.
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.
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:
Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit. Cancer in Wales, A summary report of population cancer incidence, mortality and survival. Cardiff: Public Health Wales; 2014.
Welsh Government. Together For Health: Cancer Delivery Plan, A Delivery Plan up to 2016 for NHS Wales.