We are currently reviewing our communications and engagement strategy - the document that describes how we will listen to people who are affected by cancer to ensure our services are wrapped around them; how we will engage with colleagues who are involved in delivering cancer care; how we will inform, explain and account for the work we do and the channels we will use to communicate.

We want to hear from you to ensure the new document - and most importantly, our work - is shaped by the views of everyone with an interest in cancer services.

The Cancer Alliance Board recently agreed that the document should be reviewed and refreshed to take account of progress so far and also developments nationally, regionally and locally since they approved the strategy in November 2017.

A period of consultation is currently underway (to end November 2019) with a range of stakeholders, and a revised version will be presented to the Board for consideration in December 2019.

The consultation includes discussions at the last Cancer Alliance Patient Experience project group on 4th July; the Alliance community/patient panel meeting on 30th July; the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Partnership lay members’ reference group in August/October; ongoing consultation with cancer teams across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and raising public awareness through this website and on social media.

Click here to read the strategy document.

Click here to read the background issues paper presented to the Cancer Alliance Board in July 2019.

You can submit questions and comments to Tracy Holmes, Macmillan Communications and Engagement Lead, by emailing tracy.holmes@wakefieldccg.nhs.uk by Friday 30th August 2019.