Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for cancer care in Wales

Morning, Wednesday, 18th October 2017

Central Cardiff

This seminar will examine next steps for improving the quality of cancer care in Wales.

It takes place as the Welsh Government and Wales Cancer Network work alongside key stakeholders to implement the Cancer Delivery Plan for Wales 2016-20.

The seminar takes place following the opening of the Welsh Government’s £80m Treatment Fund which requires health boards to make approved medicines available within two months of the final guidance being published. 

It also comes after the Welsh Government’s confirmation that all of the recommendations made by the independent review into the Individual Patient Funding Request Process (IPFR) will be implemented by September, which takes into account both clinical benefits and value for money in decisions about treatment.

Guest of Honour

Dr Tom Crosby

Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network and Consultant Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre

Guest of Honour

Dr Tom Crosby

Medical Director, Wales Cancer Network and Consultant Oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre

Keynote Speaker

Dr Chrissie Pickin

Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health Wales


Professor John Chester

Director, Wales Cancer Research Centre and Professor of Medical Oncology, Cardiff University

Dr Ian Williamson

Consultant Respiratory Physician and Assistant Medical Director of Cancer Services, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Susan Morris

Head of Services, Wales, Macmillan Cancer Support

Senior speaker to be confirmed from Marie Curie

Tim Havard

Director, Royal College of Surgeons (Wales)

Doris-Ann Williams

Chief Executive, BIVDA

Siân Harrop-Griffiths

Director of Strategy, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Dr Clifford Jones

National GP Lead, Macmillan Framework for Cancer in Primary Care

Dr Catherine Bale

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and Member, All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

Professor Phil Routledge

Clinical Director, All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre and Member, IPFR Review Panel

Rhidian Hurle

Medical Director, NHS Wales Informatics Service and Chief Clinical Information Officer for Wales

Dr Graham Shortland

Executive Medical Director, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dr Martin Rolles

Chair, Clinical Oncology Sub-Committee, Welsh Scientific Advisory Committee; Chair, Welsh Standing Committee, The Royal College of Radiologists and Consultant Oncologist, South West Wales Cancer Service