The meeting received a report providing information on the key priorities of the South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire Cancer Alliance, and providing some examples of how these are being delivered locally to meet the needs of the Barnsley population.
The meeting noted the particular importance in Barnsley of encouraging early diagnosis and providing easy access to screening services, for example on extended hours. Encouraging patients to act as advocates for screening throughout the treatment pathway was identified as the best approach in “recruiting” champions.
(i) that the contents of the report and the work already underway in this area be noted;
(ii) that partners provide support and promotion of the cancer priorities in their respective organisations and sectors as appropriate; and
(iii) that, in early 2019, a person affected by cancer be invited to attend the Board to share their lived experience of some of the improvement work that is underway.