Morning, Wednesday, 18th October 2017
This seminar will examine the priorities for improving the quality of cancer care in Wales, as the Welsh Government and Wales Cancer Network work alongside key stakeholders to implement the Cancer Delivery Plan for Wales 2016-20.
It follows the launch of the Welsh Government’s £80m Treatment Fund in January, and subsequent review in July that showed all applicable medicines have been made available.
It also comes after changes to the Individual Patient Funding Request process (IPFR) following March’s independent review which recommended decisions be based on the expected clinical benefit and value for money of treatments.
Delegates will discuss the potential for diagnosing more cancers earlier, implementing the ‘Danish model’ of treatment through improved cancer pathways and one-stop diagnostic centres, reshaping services to reduce waiting times and improving access to medicines and treatments.