Scotland Policy Conferences

Priorities for cancer care policy - early diagnosis, treatment and research

Morning, Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Central Edinburgh

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.



Guests of Honour

Professor Aileen Keel

Chair, Scottish Cancer Taskforce and Director, Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Rose Marie Parr

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, The Scottish Government

Guests of Honour

Professor Aileen Keel

Chair, Scottish Cancer Taskforce and Director, Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Dr Rose Marie Parr

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, The Scottish Government

Keynote Speakers

Professor Robert Steele

Chair, UK National Screening Committee; Clinical Director, Scottish Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme and Co-Director, Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Alison Culpan

Director, ABPI Scotland

Dr Alan MacDonald

Chairman, Scottish Medicines Consortium

Chairs

Dr Philippa Whitford MP

Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Health (subject to Parliamentary business)

Annie Wells MSP

Shadow Spokesperson for Mental Health, Public Health and Equalities

Speakers

Professor Austyn Snowden

Chair in Mental Health, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Craig Mowat

Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Janice Preston

Head, Macmillan Services, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support

Dr Alasdair Forbes

Vice Chair, Policy, RCGP Scotland

Ross Carter

Consultant Upper GI and Pancreatico-biliary Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Katharine Ross

National Workforce Development Lead, Scottish Care

Dr Helene Irvine

Consultant, Public Health Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Ian Orr

Patient Representative, Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support

Professor Tim Aitman

Co-Director, Scottish Genomes Partnership