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.

Earlier this year (2019), the Cancer Alliance Board 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 ran until the end of November 2019 with a range of stakeholders, and a revised version will be presented to the Board for consideration on 13th December 2019.

Click here to view the draft strategy which will be considered by the Board on that date.

The consultation includes discussions with the Cancer Alliance Patient Experience Expert Advisory Group; the Alliance community/patient panel; West Yorkshire and Harrogate Partnership lay members’ reference group and ongoing consultation with cancer teams across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and raising public awareness through this website and on social media.

You can submit questions and comments to Tracy Holmes, Cancer Alliance Macmillan Communications and Engagement Lead, by emailing tracy.holmes@wakefieldccg.nhs.uk