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.
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...read more
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...read more
One of our project teams has been assessing the findings of a survey into what people would like to see from a cancer intelligence service. Our aim is to set up a service to provide intelligence for patients and their families to make informed decisions, and for...read more
Our project to recruit 20,000 cancer champions as part of our prevention work has been launched officially. Below is the news release we and colleagues from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have issued: A new army of champions will soon be...read more
The NHS national Cancer Vanguard is pioneering a novel partnership with the pharmaceutical industry to make better use of medicines. The Cancer Vanguard, in which Greater Manchester Cancer Vanguard Innovation is a partner, was launched in 2015 to test out new methods...read more
The national Cancer Vanguard, of which Greater Manchester Cancer Vanguard Innovation is a part, has been awarded £6.9milion of new funding. This will allow us to continue working on our projects for a further year as we test out new and better ways of delivering...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Around 150 guests joined us at our engagement event in the eye-catching surroundings of Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Emirates Old Trafford stadium. The high turnout matched the attendance at our previous event in January and was particularly pleasing because it...read more