Greater Manchester Cancer Vanguard Innovation

Welcome to the website of Vanguard Innovation

Vanguard Innovation is the innovation arm of Greater Manchester Cancer, the cancer programme of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Our aim is to pioneer innovations in cancer services and inspire health professionals across the country to adopt our new models of care.

Vanguard Innovation is also one of three partners in the national Cancer Vanguard which was set up to pilot new models of cancer care across Manchester and London to improve the rates of earlier diagnosis and detection, improve patient outcomes and experience and reduce variation in services.













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Latest news

Our latest film

Our latest film is now available here. It outlines the progress we have made in cancer prevention, support for primary care cancer education, aftercare and the provision of cancer medicines. It also describes how we ensure that service users are involved in shaping...

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GPs deliver feedback at aftercare event

We have been gathering feedback from GPs and other primary care staff as part of our project to develop and pilot new models of aftercare for breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. The project forms a key part of the Living with and Beyond Cancer workstream of the...

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Patients speak up at successful stakeholder event

A stakeholder event designed to help us shape new aftercare services for cancer patients was a stunning success. Dr Wendy Makin, Vanguard Innovation Lead for Living with and Beyond Cancer, said she was ‘overwhelmed’ by the power of the patients’ stories delivered...

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User involvement at the centre of our work

User involvement at every level is a core principle of our work. We have adopted a system to ensure that people affected by cancer are involved at every stage in the development of our projects and are equal partners in our approach to improving services. We believe...

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People affected by cancer help us shape services

We are staging an engagement event as part of our work in transforming follow-up services for cancer patients. We want people affected by cancer to co-design services as part of this major project led by Christie consultant Dr Wendy Makin, who also chairs the Living...

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