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Next steps for cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in England

Morning, Monday, 7th November 2022

This conference will examine the key priorities for the future of cancer prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment as the Government develops a 10-year Cancer Plan for England.

Delegates will discuss priorities for the next stage of the elective care backlog delivery plan, including meeting demand as waiting times for new referrals increase, and what can be learned from success in clearing the longest waiting times for patients.

With questions about the future of the National Insurance increase and social care funding, it will be an opportunity to discuss priorities for the Government under a new prime minister.

We also expect discussion on the future for patient access to innovative cancer treatments, and the impact of new regulatory approaches for the evaluation of innovative technologies.

Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • the pandemic - assessing its impact on cancer services and patient care - the future for personalised care in England
  • reducing cancer waiting times - options for increasing capacity - priorities for diagnostics, infrastructure and the use of digital technology - building workforce resilience and retention
  • the 10-year Cancer Plan for England - stakeholder perspectives on next steps in its development
  • screening programmes - progress in recovering services and options for future delivery - developing public awareness
  • health outcomes - improving early diagnosis and access to innovation - use of data and developing prevention programmes to meet local need - addressing accessibility and health inequalities
  • personalised care - the future for patient engagement and involvement in their own care plans - how this should look within cancer care in England

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Eve Byrne, Director of Advocacy, Macmillan Cancer Support; and Professor Anne Mackie, Director of Programmes, UK National Screening Committee.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the DHSC; MHRA; and OHID.

Keynote Speakers

Eve Byrne

Director of Advocacy, Macmillan Cancer Support

Professor Anne Mackie

Director of Programmes, UK National Screening Committee

Keynote Speakers

Eve Byrne

Director of Advocacy, Macmillan Cancer Support

Professor Anne Mackie

Director of Programmes, UK National Screening Committee


Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Cancer Group


Dr Nadia Smith

Data Science Team, National Physical Laboratory

Nishan Sunthares

Managing Director, Diagnostics, ABHI

Professor Michael Osborn

President, Royal College of Pathologists

Professor Richard Sullivan

Director, Institute of Cancer Policy and Co-Director of the Centre for Conflict & Health Research, King’s College London

Dr Tom Roques

Vice President-Elect, Clinical Oncology, The Royal College of Radiologists

Professor Bernard Rachet

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Pippa Corrie

NIHR National Specialty Lead for Cancer and Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Helga Mangion

Policy Manager, National Pharmacy Association

Professor Una MacLeod

Dean and Professor of Primary Care Medicine, Hull York Medical School