Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for cancer care in Wales - early diagnosis, reshaping services and access to treatments

November 2017

This seminar examined 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 followed 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 came 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 discussed 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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates