The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles

www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk

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Chief Executive Dr Liz Bishop
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre –
Liverpool, opening May 2020
Later this year, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool will
be preparing to open its doors to staff and patients alike.
The 11-storey, state-of-the-art specialist hospital is part of a
£162 million investment co-locating oncology with acute services
and The University of Liverpool. This will streamline care, avoid
the need for patient transfer and bring together clinical research
expertise. CEO Dr Liz Bishop tells
The Parliamentary Review
that
the centre will not only be a place where patients will feel cared
for, but also one that will reflect the quality and expertise of
thestaff.
Together with our sites in Wirral and Aintree, and our chemotherapy clinics across
the region, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool, in addition to a new clinical
model, is taking treatment closer to a vast proportion of the population we serve,
giving our patients even more confidence in the care we deliver.
The new specialist hospital has been developed alongside patients, their families
and our staff to ensure the best possible patient environment. It will provide
in-patient care for teenagers and adults with all cancers, as well as diagnostics,
outpatient chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a raft of other cancer support
andservices.
It is situated next to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and there will be link
corridors to enhance the care that can be offered to cancer patients, particularly
those who are seriously ill or who require the expertise of staff within the acute
general trust.
FACTS ABOUT
THE CLATTERBRIDGE CANCER
CENTRE
»Chief Executive: Dr Liz Bishop
»Established in 1958
»Based in Cheshire and
Merseyside
»Services: Cancer treatments
and support
»No. of employees: 1,400
»The Clatterbridge Cancer
Centre has a network of
18 sites across the area it
serves – which is comprised
of approximately 2.5 million
people
The Clatterbridge
Cancer Centre
BEST PRACTICE SPONSOR 2020
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Chief Executive Dr Liz Bishop
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre –
Liverpool, opening May 2020
Later this year, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool will
be preparing to open its doors to staff and patients alike.
The 11-storey, state-of-the-art specialist hospital is part of a
£162 million investment co-locating oncology with acute services
and The University of Liverpool. This will streamline care, avoid
the need for patient transfer and bring together clinical research
expertise. CEO Dr Liz Bishop tells
The Parliamentary Review
that
the centre will not only be a place where patients will feel cared
for, but also one that will reflect the quality and expertise of
thestaff.
Together with our sites in Wirral and Aintree, and our chemotherapy clinics across
the region, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool, in addition to a new clinical
model, is taking treatment closer to a vast proportion of the population we serve,
giving our patients even more confidence in the care we deliver.
The new specialist hospital has been developed alongside patients, their families
and our staff to ensure the best possible patient environment. It will provide
in-patient care for teenagers and adults with all cancers, as well as diagnostics,
outpatient chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a raft of other cancer support
andservices.
It is situated next to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and there will be link
corridors to enhance the care that can be offered to cancer patients, particularly
those who are seriously ill or who require the expertise of staff within the acute
general trust.
FACTS ABOUT
THE CLATTERBRIDGE CANCER
CENTRE
»Chief Executive: Dr Liz Bishop
»Established in 1958
»Based in Cheshire and
Merseyside
»Services: Cancer treatments
and support
»No. of employees: 1,400
»The Clatterbridge Cancer
Centre has a network of
18 sites across the area it
serves – which is comprised
of approximately 2.5 million
people
The Clatterbridge
Cancer Centre
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HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK
The hospital in Liverpool should
improve access and treatment for
the 70 per cent of our patients who
come from north of the River Mersey
and that in turn should improve
outcomes.Liverpool has some of the
worst cancer outcomes in the UK and
we are bringing care to where it is
needed the most, while maintaining
our excellent sites elsewhere.
The importance of
collaboration
The co-location with The Royal
Liverpool University Hospital is unique:
there is no other cancer specialist
hospital situated in this way. Being
co-located with an acute hospital
will ensure patients have access to
support when they need it, particularly
urgentcare.
This collaboration is vital to us in the
same way that our close working
relationships with otherhospitals
throughout the region have benefited
patients, in addition to being a pivotal
part of the Cheshire and Merseyside
Cancer Alliance.
Cancer care, by its very nature, is
delivered across a wider system.
We are here to serve a population
of 2.5 million people in Cheshire
andMerseyside.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
needs to support the Alliance and
the healthcare system in meeting
the ambitions of the NHS Long
Term Plan to improve and deliver on
waiting times targets and help to
prevent cancer. There is a need to
achieve earlier diagnosis and meet
the challenges of hard-to-reach
populations to ensure equity of
access to high quality cancer care and
improve outcomes.
The new hospital will help us to
achieve that; our strategy aligns with
the NHS’s long-term plan, which
prioritises cancer, while recognising
that despite advances in treatment Artist’s impression of
main waiting area
We are
bringing care
to where it is
needed the
most, while
maintaining
our excellent
sites
elsewhere
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it remains one of the top five causes
of early death in England and is the
highest cause of death in Liverpool.
However, more people are living with
cancer because of the overall increase
in life expectancy. Cancer survival
is the highest it has ever been, but
there is more to do. If patients can
be diagnosed earlier, at stage one or
two, they will have the best chance
of curative treatment and long-
termsurvival.
To achieve our ambition to diagnose
patients earlier and more quickly,
we need to work in partnership with
other providers who offer screening
and surgery, commissioners, GPs and
local authorities and we look forward
to strengthening these relationships
through the cancer alliance.
Not only will the new hospital
benefit patients when they most
need care but it will also give The
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre the
opportunity to expand cancer research,
which is crucial to developing new
treatments. Co-location with the
university is important in attracting
clinical academics into Liverpool and
supports our efforts to help find better
treatments for future patients.
A bright future ahead
The new hospital is a beautiful building,
which will give confidence to our
patients and be a pleasure for staff to
work in. Following completion of the
building, our focus will move to The
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Wirral to
make any changes required as a result
of the shift of the inpatientservices.
The culture and ethos of The
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is evident
across all our sites in the Wirral,
Aintree and Liverpool and all our
outpatient and chemotherapy clinics
across Cheshire and Merseyside.
The new hospital in Liverpool will
continue our outstanding culture of
care but it will be greatly enhanced by
modern state-of-the-art facilities.
The new
hospital in
Liverpool will
continue our
outstanding
culture of care
but it will be
greatly
enhanced by
modern state-
of-the-art
facilities
The £162 million project is being funded by the NHS and government
sources with a £15 million net contribution to come from a
Clatterbridge Cancer Charity appeal.
Clatterbridge Cancer
Centre – Liverpool will
be uniquely co-located
with the current and
new Royal Liverpool
Hospital

www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk

This article was sponsored by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. The Parliamentary Review is wholly funded by the representatives who write for it. The publication in which this article originally appeared contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss.

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss

Even by the standards of the day –this has been one of the most exciting and unpredictable years in British politics.

The leadership election we’ve just seen marks a huge moment in our country’s history. This government is taking a decisive new direction, embracing the opportunities of Brexit and preparing our country to flourish outside the EU.

As international trade secretary, I’ll be driving forward work on the free trade agreements that are going to be a priority for the government. Free trade isn’t just an abstract concept bandied around by technocrats. It is crucial for a strong economy and for the ability of families to make ends meet. Free trade benefits people in every part of our country, as British firms export to new markets and people doing the weekly shop have access to a wider choice of goods at lower prices.

The essence of free trade is in the title: freedom. It’s about giving people the power to exchange their goods without heavy government taxation or interference. Commerce and free exchange are the engine room of prosperity and social mobility. I’m determined to tackle the forces who want to hold that back.

One of my priorities is agreeing an exciting new free trade deal with the US, building on the great relationship between our two countries and the Prime Minister and US President. But I’ll also be talking to other partners including New Zealand, Australia and fast-growing Asian markets.

And with the EU too, we want a friendly and constructive relationship, as constitutional equals, and as friends and partners in facing the challenges that lie ahead – a relationship based on a deep free trade agreement. Our country produces some of the world’s most successful exports, and the opportunity to bring these to the rest of the world should make us all excited about the future. It is this excitement, optimism and ambition which I believe will come to define this government.

For too long now, we have been told Britain isn’t big or important enough to survive outside the EU – that we have to accept a deal that reflects our reduced circumstances. I say that’s rubbish. With the right policies in place, we can be the most competitive, free-thinking, prosperous nation on Earth exporting to the world and leading in new developments like AI. To do that, we’ll give the brilliant next generation of entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed. Since 2015, there has been a staggering 85 per cent rise in the number of businesses set up by 18 to 24 year olds – twice the level set up by the same age group in France and Germany. We’ll help them flourish by championing enterprise, cutting taxes and making regulation flexible and responsive to their needs.

As we do that, we’ll level up and unite all parts of the UK with great transport links, fibre broadband in every home and proper school funding, so everyone shares in our country’s success.

2019 has been the year of brewing economic and political revolution. 2020 will be the year when a revitalised Conservative government turbo charges the economy, boosts prospects for people across the country, and catapults Britain back to the forefront of the world stage.



Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss
Secretary of State for International Development