Three projects and five teams being supported to make a sustainable difference to the early part of the cancer pathway.
The Cancer Innovation and Improvement Programme is a collaboration between the Wales Cancer Network, the Bevan Commission and the innovation leads/partners across Wales.
Cancer Innovation Programme
The Cancer Innovation and Improvement Programme (CIIP) comes at a time where the NHS needs to capitalise on identifying new opportunities and ideas in order to solve the current problems and meet the challenges of delivering outstanding patient care as a result of the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing pressures on, and in cancer services and, introduced new challenges to pathways for patients. The suppressed demand seen over the term of the pandemic to date is beginning to re-emerge and capacity within the service is effectively reduced.
This Programme supports projects that can make a positive impact and long lasting change in Wales through the adoption and spread of innovation and sustainable improvement. The participating projects are focused on the initial part of the cancer pathway up to and including diagnosis. Five teams and three projects have joined CIIP from five Health Boards in Wales.
As part of the Programme, the teams are provided with a supportive space whilst they introduce change, adopt and adapt innovation or make improvements.
- A 4 to 12 month programme working with the Bevan Commission and innovation partners receiving support to complete the project.
- Funding to support the change has been made available covering a range of costs associated with delivering the project including staff time.
- The programme is focussed on making an impact that includes solving the current problems and meet the challenges of delivering outstanding patient care as a result of the pandemic.