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Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Champions
5th August 2020

Free online sessions launched to raise cancer awareness and help save lives through early diagnosis.

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has launched free online Cancer Champion sessions to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection within local…
Carol Miller, founder of York Haematology Support group and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia survivor smiling and holding an award from the Lymphoma Association. Awareness and Early DiagnosisLiving with and Beyond Cancer
3rd August 2020

Visiting my GP surgery during COVID-19: Carol’s story

York Haematology Support Group founder, Carol Miller was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 2004. Since her diagnosis, Carol has used her experience with cancer treatment to help others going…
A headshot of Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. He's smiling and wearing a black suit jacket over a wh Stakeholder Updates
28th July 2020

Health and Care Partnership appeals for public support to help ensure services resume safely and promptly

NHS and council organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale are appealing for the public’s help as they work together to increase the availability of health and care services, which were…
Image of Dr Dan Cottingham sat in a GP office wearing a pink shirt, NHS lanyard and Macmillan name badge. Dan is wearing glasses and smiling. There is a computer screen and book shelf behind him. Cancer Alliance
8th July 2020

Dr Dan Cottingham appointed Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance’s GP Lead

Dr Dan Cottingham has been confirmed as the new CRUK GP Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) Cancer Alliance. The appointment of Dr Cottingham, Macmillan GP Cancer and End…
Infographic containing a blue backgroup and NHS Logo. There is a dark blue illustration of a phone with a speech bubble that says 'You're 10th in the queue.' The header reads 'no more hanging on the line' and the main body of text states, 'save yourself the wait and access GP practice services online. nhsonline.info. Cancer Alliance
1st July 2020

No more waiting in line or on the line… patients can access GP services online in Humber, Coast and Vale

Patients in Humber, Coast and Vale can access medical advice and help from their GP – without needing to visit their local GP practice in person or wait on the…
An image of a computer screen displaying an open web browser on a page about shielding. The title of the page says ' Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19'. Living with and Beyond Cancer
29th June 2020

New shielding guidance for the extremely vulnerable group

From 6 July, new shielding guidance from the government will come into effect. This guidance applies to the clinically extremely vulnerable who are shielding in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
Treatment and Pathways
24th June 2020

Help for cancer patients throughout COVID and beyond

Over recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to difficulty, heartache and worry for millions of people across the UK. But imagine being diagnosed with cancer at the same time,…
A graphic to advertise Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2020, occurring 15th to 21st June. The Humber, Coast and Vale logo is in the bottom left of the image. Awareness and Early Diagnosis
15th June 2020

Safely restoring cervical screening services during COVID-19

Monday 15 June to Sunday 21 June is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and although NHS cervical screening services have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, colleagues across the Humber Coast…
This photo is of Lizzie stood outside Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust main tower block. There are windows surrounded by blue cladding and Lizzie is wearing a blue facemask, floral t-shirt and grey cardigan. She has short brown hair. Living with and Beyond Cancer
5th June 2020

Living with cancer through Covid-19

Mum of three, Lizzie Parker was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2019. Since her diagnosis, Lizzie has been using her own experience to raise awareness and help others by sharing…
Photo of computer screen displaying a gov.uk page with the title Guidance and shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Living with and Beyond Cancer
2nd June 2020

Updated shielding advice for the extremely vulnerable in England

The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels have decreased over the last few weeks. Around 200,000 cancer patients who…
Cancer AllianceDiagnostics
27th May 2020

New Rapid Diagnostic Centre continues to assess patients during Covid-19 pandemic

A new service launched in January for patients with symptoms that are cause for concern but do not meet the criteria for urgent referral for cancer, has continued to assess…
Cancer Alliance
18th May 2020

Help us help you stay safe in hospital

Hospital trusts across Humber, Coast and Vale region have been working hard to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and quality of services for cancer patients. Northern…
A woman sitting at a desk in a waiting room. There's a computer in front of her and she's writing with her right hand, and holding a telephone to her ear with her left. Living with and Beyond Cancer
14th May 2020

Pancreatic Cancer UK continues to offer support during COVID-19

Registered charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK is providing a range of support for those living with pancreatic cancer. The charity is a useful resource for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer and…
Zoe, Humber, Coast and Vale's Project Officer. Cancer Alliance
12th May 2020

Shielding during Covid-19

Updated Shielding Advice - 1st June 2020 The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding. People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should contain to take precautions…
An image of Dan Cottingham, Cancer and End of Life Lead at NHS Vale of York Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer AllianceDiagnostics
5th May 2020

70% drop in Vale of York Cancer referrals as doctors urge people to visit their GP

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and GP Practices from the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance are working together to ensure cancer…
Cancer Alliance
5th May 2020

Cancer Alliance News – May 2020

Click here to view the latest edition of Cancer Alliance News In this edition, we discover how cancer support groups are adapting to offer continued support during the coronavirus pandemic…
Cancer Alliance
29th April 2020

NHS warning to seek help for cancer symptoms, as half of public report concerns with getting checked

England’s top cancer doctor has urged people not to hesitate to get checked as new research revealed that nearly half of the public have concerns about seeking help during the…
Cancer Alliance
24th April 2020

‘NHS services remain open if you need medical help’, doctors tell people in Humber, Coast and Vale

Doctors in Humber, Coast and Vale are keen to remind the public that NHS services remain open to help them with their serious health conditions, amid concern that some people…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
23rd April 2020

Cancer Care Centres adapt services to offer continued support during COVID-19

Across the Humber, Coast and Vale region, Macmillan Information Centres are adjusting what they do to continue to provide valuable support for those affected by cancer. While the centres are…
Cancer AllianceDiagnostics
23rd April 2020

Helping to support the continuation of cancer diagnosis during Covid-19

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has accelerated the procurement of home working stations to enable the reporting workforce within our region to report from home during Covid-19. Thirty home…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
17th April 2020

Support for people with cancer during coronavirus

If you’re someone affected by cancer, it’s understandable you might be worried about coronavirus. While the nation stays at home, the pandemic is changing how organisations offer their help, but…
Cancer Alliance
3rd April 2020

New Managing Director appointed to Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has appointed a new Managing Director, Yvonne Elliott. Yvonne started with us on 27th March 2020 and, over the next few months, will…
Cancer Alliance
17th March 2020

Coronavirus – Latest Information and Guidance

Click here to access the latest Covid-19 information and advice for members of the public, healthcare professionals and those affected by cancer.
Cancer Alliance
11th March 2020

Cancer Alliance Conference

The first Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Conference took place at York Racecourse on Thursday 5th March 2020. Over 150 people attended the event including people living with and…
Uncategorised
2nd March 2020

February 2020 Stakeholder Update

Click here to view the Stakeholder Update for February 2020.
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
1st March 2020

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

March is World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer, or cancer of the ovaries, is one of the most common types of cancer in women. Here you can find the…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
1st March 2020

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month.  Almost 11,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year. Here you can find the symptoms of a brain tumour…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
1st March 2020

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Here you can find the symptoms of prostate cancer as well as…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
1st March 2020

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The colon is part of the large bowel, which is part of the digestive system. Colon cancer is more common in older people. In…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
19th February 2020

Embedding Personalised Care for Haematology Cancer Patients

  York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A recent National Cancer Patient Experience Survey reported that 30% of haematology patients at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (YTHFT) had been…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer Champions
18th February 2020

Championing conversations about cancer

Having recently taken part in Cancer Champion training, Beccy Suddes quickly put what she had learned into practice by engaging in conversations that would help raise cancer awareness with her…
Cancer AllianceCancer Champions
13th February 2020

York Racecourse staff become Cancer Champions ahead of Alliance Conference

Staff at York Racecourse have taken part in two Cancer Champion training sessions ahead of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Conference next month. Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer…
Cancer Alliance
12th February 2020

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Conference

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance are proud to be hosting their first annual conference. The aims of the event are to: 1. Recognise and celebrate the exceptional work that…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
6th February 2020

‘The contraceptive coil saved my life.’ Hull Mum diagnosed with cervical cancer following a visit to a sexual health clinic.

Sarah Weichardt (43) was up to date with her cervical screenings and never had any report back for abnormal cells. Just before her 42nd birthday, Sarah visited a sexual health clinic…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
30th January 2020

Celebrating the start of lung health checks in Hull

An event to celebrate the start of Lung Health Checks in Hull took place at the KCOM Stadium on Friday 24th January, with around 80 people in attendance. The ceremony…
Awareness and Early DiagnosisCancer AllianceCancer Champions
27th January 2020

Raising Awareness: Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

The 20th - 26th of January was Cervical Cancer Prevention week, an initiative set-up by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance used Cervical Cancer Prevention Week…
Cancer AllianceStakeholder Updates
10th January 2020

Cancer Alliance News – January 2020

Welcome to the first Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Quarterly Newsletter. Introduced by Phil Mettam, Executive Chair of the Cancer Alliance, the first edition focuses on work taking place…
Uncategorised
20th December 2019

December 2019 Stakeholder Update

Click here to view the Stakeholder Update for December 2019.
Cancer Alliance
14th November 2019

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Annual Review 2018-2019

Click here to read our first Annual Review which provides a brief summary of work undertaken in 2018/2019. Over the last 12 months we have made significant progress to improve…
Treatment and Pathways
28th October 2019

“This is how we know we’re doing a good job for our patients” Castle Hill team becomes first in country to achieve service quality standard

A team of healthcare science professionals in Cottingham have become the first in the country to achieve a new standard which assures cancer patients of quality care. Safety, treatment planning…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
16th October 2019

Modern screening can be more personalised and convenient to save lives says new report

The NHS has the opportunity to upgrade cancer screening to save thousands more lives each year, a major report said today. Leading expert Professor Sir Mike Richards was jointly commissioned by…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
2nd October 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month, so we ask you to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms we need to talk to our GP about. The signs and…
Stakeholder Updates
30th September 2019

September 2019 Stakeholder Update

As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are kept informed on the latest news…
Uncategorised
19th September 2019

Fastest drop in smoking rate in over a decade as Stoptober launches

Stoptober is back to help more smokers split up from their relationship with smoking. This Stopober, smokers are being encouraged to end a bad relationship and split up with smoking…
Treatment and Pathways
18th September 2019

Treatment and Pathways – Colorectal Business Meeting

On 17th September 2019, Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance (HCV CA) held a Colorectal Business Meeting for clinicians and managers across the locality. The agenda included updates from the…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
5th September 2019

Cancer patients at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are set to benefit from a new Treatment Summary.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have developed and launched a Cancer Treatment Summary document. The Treatment Summary is a document produced by secondary cancer care professionals at the end…
An image of the Humber Bridge, taken at sunrise from below the bridge on the Hull side of the estuary. The fields behind the South Bank can be seen in the distance, on the other side of the water. Stakeholder Updates
5th August 2019

Stakeholder Update – July and August 2019

As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are kept informed on the latest news…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
1st August 2019

Queens Centre Awarded Macmillan Quality Environment Mark

The Queens Centre at Castle Hill Hospital has been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM). Created by Macmillan Cancer Support, the MQEM is a detailed quality framework used for…
Living with and Beyond CancerUncategorised
30th July 2019

Free make-up and skincare session for people undergoing cancer treatment

People who are going through cancer treatment will have the chance to feel a bit more like their usual selves this week as experts come together for a special event.…
Cancer Champions
13th June 2019

Staff from East Riding Leisure become Cancer Champions

Members of staff from East Riding Leisure Centres become Cancer Champions ahead of a new swim session pilot for people affected by cancer. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has introduced…
Awareness and Early Diagnosis
13th June 2019

More convenient cancer screening services must be rolled out to boost uptake, says Professor Sir Mike Richards

The NHS should roll out online booking, out of hours appointments and text reminders to boost the uptake of breast, cervical and other screening services, leading expert Professor Sir Mike…
Patient Involvement
13th June 2019

Experiences of Prostate Cancer shared at Cancer Alliance Focus Group

In February, the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance facilitated a Prostate Cancer Focus Group event to understand patient experiences from referral, diagnosis, treatment to living with and beyond prostate…
Cancer Champions
13th June 2019

1000 and counting: Cancer Champion volunteer training programme reaches milestone

The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance recruited its 1,000th Cancer Champion on Monday (29th April), as supermarket chain Asda hosted a training event at its Mount Pleasant store community…
Humber, Coast and Vale's former Programme Director, Lucy Turner, signing a pledge to increase cervical screening. Uncategorised
21st May 2019

CERVICAL SCREENING PLEDGE

Cervical Screening Pledge Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Programme Director, Lucy Turner, is pledging to support Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust ‘Time to Test’ campaign and encouraging all Humber, Coast…
A woman with blonde hair holding a baby, looking at an older woman with short red hair who is writing something on a piece of paper. They're stood in a pre-school, with the kitchen visible in the background and on the right. Uncategorised
17th May 2019

NHS LONG TERM PLAN PUBLISHED – FASTER DIAGNOSIS SO MORE PEOPLE SURVIVE CANCER

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Stakeholder Updates
3rd May 2019

May 2019 Stakeholder Updates

As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Cancer Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are kept informed on the latest news and developments across the…
Stakeholder Updates
28th February 2019

February 2019 Stakeholder Updates

As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are kept informed on the latest news…
Stakeholder Updates
30th January 2019

January 2019 Stakeholder Updates

As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Cancer Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are kept informed on the latest news and developments across the…
Stakeholder Updates
30th November 2018

November 2018 Stakeholder Updates

As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Cancer Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are kept informed on the latest news and developments across the…
Stakeholder Updates
30th September 2018

September 2018 Stakeholder Updates

The CCG cancer improvement and assessment ratings 2017-2018 have been published by NHS England and demonstrate the scale of the challenge for our cancer services and teams across the Humber,…
An image of the Humber Bridge, taken at sunrise from below the bridge on the Hull side of the estuary. The fields behind the South Bank can be seen in the distance, on the other side of the water. Stakeholder Updates
31st July 2018

July 2018 Stakeholder Updates

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance July 2018 Monthly Update As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Cancer Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are…
Stakeholder Updates
30th June 2018

June 2018 Stakeholder Updates

As part of our communications and stakeholder engagement plans, the Alliance would like to ensure that our stakeholders are kept informed on the latest news and developments. From June we…
An image of the Humber Bridge, taken at sunrise from below the bridge on the Hull side of the estuary. The fields behind the South Bank can be seen in the distance, on the other side of the water. Stakeholder Updates
27th April 2018

27th April 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
20th April 2018

20th April 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
13th April 2018

13th April 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Living with and Beyond Cancer
11th March 2018

New Resource Pack for Cancer Care Reviews

The Living with and Beyond Cancer work stream at the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance have been working on a Cancer Care Review resource pack. These packs provide information…
Stakeholder Updates
9th March 2018

9th March 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
2nd March 2018

2nd March 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
23rd February 2018

23rd February 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
16th February 2018

16 February 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
9th February 2018

9th February 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
2nd February 2018

2nd February 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
31st January 2018

January 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
26th January 2018

26th January 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
19th January 2018

19th January 2018 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
31st December 2017

December 2017 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
24th November 2017

24th November 2017 Stakeholder Updates

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…
An image of the Humber Bridge, taken at sunrise from below the bridge on the Hull side of the estuary. The fields behind the South Bank can be seen in the distance, on the other side of the water. Stakeholder Updates
3rd November 2017

3rd November 2017 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
31st October 2017

October 2017 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
27th October 2017

27 October 2017 Stakeholder Updates

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…
Stakeholder Updates
6th October 2017

6th October 2017 Stakeholder Updates

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…