Morning, Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will assess next steps for improving cancer outcomes and care in Scotland - and will be a timely opportunity to examine lessons gained from the implementation of key elements from The Scottish Government’s Beating Cancer strategy.
Delegates will discuss The Scottish Government clinical advisory group’s first recommendations to the Health Secretary for tackling challenges for the early detection of cancer - including issues of workforce capacity and funding - with waiting times for key diagnostic tests reportedly at a ten-year high despite the expansion of the Detect Cancer Early programme and £3m investment in enhancing diagnostic capacity.
Further sessions will assess policy options for improving the delivery of cancer care, looking at service integration in health and social care, tackling variation, and expanding access to specialist cancer care.
Attendees will also consider the way forward for ensuring patients are better placed to benefit from advances in cancer research and innovative treatment such as precision medicine.
The agenda also looks at how to widen access to medicines, as The Scottish Government implements the recommendations of the Montgomery Review, such as the establishment of a single national formulary.