Personal experiences help shape the future of local cancer services

8th June 2023

Local patients, carers and staff came together at an event organised by Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) to help shape the future of local cancer services.

The event held at Centrum in Norwich on Thursday 27 April saw around 50 people from across Norfolk and Waveney’s Integrated Care System share their personal experiences of cancer care.

Ideas around innovation, transformation, tackling health inequalities and integrating health and social care will be used to form the ICB’s plan from September 2023 onwards. This will determine future projects and pathways.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Chief Executive Sam Higginson hosted the session and there was a warm welcome from local councillor Bill Borrett.

Maggie Tween, Head of Cancer for Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who attended this event as we heard some very powerful and interesting perspectives brought by patients, carers and staff which will help us to build our plan for the next year.

“1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime and it’s important we help to improve care and support people affected by cancer”

The plan will be published in September 2023.

A video from the day featuring some of the attendees sharing their experiences, can be viewed on YouTube.