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 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|