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Stakeholder Updates

9th March 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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As part of the Programme Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy the programme team is keen on keeping the stakeholders in the system well informed on the latest developments. We will do this by sending brief updates systematically to all those involved in delivering the best possible care in cancer services within the Alliance footprint.

The programme this week has:

  • Discussed FIT roll out next steps. An outline business case has been developed and reviewed by the multidisciplinary steering and clinical expert group. The outline business case will be revised to reflect discussions and comments made at the last steering group in February.
  • Each Cancer Alliance will take the revised version of the plan forward through their Early Diagnosis and Cancer Alliance Boards.
  • The HCV Cancer Alliance Awareness & Early Diagnosis Delivery Board has discussed it and agreed it on its last meeting.
  • Each Cancer Alliance has a Project Manager for implementation:
    • Denise Friend – South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire Cancer Alliance denise.friend@nhs.net
    • Jane Wild – West Yorkshire and Humber Cancer Alliance Jane.Wild@wakefieldccg.nhs.uk
    • Trish Rawsley – Humber Coats and Vale Cancer Alliance patriciarawnsley@nhs.net
  • Each locality will be responsible for contacting manufacturers directly if and when required. The three Cancer Alliances will continue to work together to share learning during implementation and are considering working together to produce standardised patient information.
  • Training on the use of model is scheduled for March 2018 for relevant staff. This will be recorded as a WebEx and circulated for those who are unable to attend. Cancer Alliances can negotiate further sessions separately with Nick Hall from Transforming Care through their Project Managers.
  • If you have any questions about training please contact the project manager for your alliance.
  • Evaluation: Robust monitoring is required as part of the implementation strategy for FIT. A sub group, of the steering group, is to be established to work on this piece of work.
  • We’d love to hear from you about how we can communicate with you more effectively – please email your ideas, along with your name and the area you work in to Patricia Rawnsley patriciarawnsley@nhs.net
  • Thanks go to all members of the multidisciplinary and clinical steering group for their insight and input, enabling the project to get to the stage it is at. The steering group will meet again within the next 12 months to contribute to national evaluation.
  • The Living with and Beyond Cancer work stream at Humber Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance have been working on a Cancer Care Review (CCR) resource pack. These are currently with the printers and will be sent out to each practice in the HCV footprint in the next few weeks.
  • The CCR is part of the Macmillan Recovery Package (RP). The implementation of the RP is part of the National Cancer Taskforce recommendations for World Class Cancer outcomes.
  • We know from QOF data that CCRs are being undertaken in primary care for the majority of cancer patients. For the QOF payment a CCR needs to be undertaken within 6 months of diagnosis. What we cannot be assured about it is the quality of these reviews. Macmillan have devised a template for carrying out the CCR in primary care however it is not available on SystmOne – a copy of the template is in the pack so practices can ensure their template is at least as good as the Macmillan version.
  • The pack will be available as hard copy for each of the practices across HCV.
  • This is how the front page pack will look like:

  • The national Cancer Breach allocation system will come into force on 1st July 2018. If you would like to know how it will affect performance on 62 day standard in your trust you can consult the guidance in the following link:
  • Cancer Alliance Director updated constituent CCGs at the Joint Commissioning Committee on Alliance Commissioning Intentions 2018/19
  • Next stakeholder updates will be on:
    • Friday 13 April 2018
    • Friday 20 April 2018

Rafael Cicci

Director – HCV Cancer Alliance Programme

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