The Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance is accountable to the National Cancer Programme within NHS England and its programme is funded by national cancer transformation funding. Our successful bid against this funding in early 2017 has enabled the Alliance to mobilise a significant programme of work focusing on early diagnosis, support for patients living with and beyond cancer and wider implementation of the national cancer strategy recommendations including prevention initiatives. 

The Cancer Alliance footprint aligns with the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership (HCP) as the delivery ‘arm’ for cancer and is hosted by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

Role and membership of the Cancer Alliance Programme Board

Our Board was established in January 2017 to provide leadership and assurance in the delivery of the national cancer strategy, on behalf of the health and care system leadership in Cheshire and Merseyside.

All partner organisations in Cheshire and Merseyside are part of the Alliance and their interests are represented at the Cancer Alliance Programme Board. Board membership comprises patient representation along with clinical and executive leads representing geographic areas and sectors within the cancer pathway from local authority to tertiary services. Strong links are maintained with other interdependent programmes within the Health and Care Partnership through the Board and Alliance core team.

Dr Liz Bishop, Chief Executive, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is the Senior Responsible Officer and Chair of the Alliance Board.  A full list of members is provided below:

Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance Programme Board Members


Dr Liz Bishop


Dr Chris Warburton Medical Director/Deputy SRO
Linda Devereux Programme Director
Melanie Zeiderman Deputy Programme Director
David McKinlay Senior Programme Manager
Jacqui Candy Senior Programme Manager
Dr Sandra Davies Workstream Lead, Prevention and Public Health
Dr Debbie Harvey Workstream Lead, Earlier Diagnosis
Dr Sheena Khanduri                   Workstream Lead, High Quality Modern Services
Sue Redfern Workstream Lead, Patient Experience
Professor Terry Jones North West Coast Clinical Research Network
Ray Murphy Patient Experience Representative
Tony Murphy Patient Experience Representative
Mark Greatrex Finance Lead
Dr Sinead Clarke Cheshire & Wirral Clinical Lead
Ann Marr Mid Mersey Executive Lead
Dr Paul Mansour Mid Mersey Clinical Lead
Fiona Taylor North Mersey Executive Lead
Stephen Fenwick North Mersey Clinical Lead
Andrew Bibby NHS England Specialised Commissioning
Terry Whalley HCP Programme Director
Andrew Crawshaw NHS England, Director of Assurance Delivery