- To plan for and lead delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for cancer, ensuring variation in outcomes is addressed and that improvements are made across whole pathways from prevention and early detection through to treatment and support for people living with cancer; and,
- To provide oversight and coordination to support delivery of the constitutional waiting times standards for cancer.
Our footprint aligns with the four Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) as the delivery ‘arm’ for cancer.
We are hosted by NHS England South West.
Role and membership of the Cancer Alliance Board
Our Board was established in 2017 to provide leadership and assurance in the delivery of the national cancer strategy, on behalf of the health and care system leadership in Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire.
All partner organisations in Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire are part of the SWAG Alliance and their interests are represented at the Cancer Alliance Board.
Board membership comprises patient representation along with clinical and executive leads representing geographic areas and sectors within the cancer pathway.
Matthew Bryant Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Services Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the interim Chair of the Alliance Board and Chief Operating Officer of the Alliance.
SWAG Cancer Alliance Board Members
|Victor Barley||Patient and Public Voice Partner|
|Nigel Burton||Patient and Public Voice Partner|
|Cara Charles-Banks||Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust|
|Shane Devlin||CEO, NHS Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB)|
|Sue Harriman||CEO, NHS Bath, Swindon, and Wiltshire ICB|
|Dr Ulrike Harrower||Consultant in Population Health and Public Health Medicine, NHS England (South West)|
|Jonathan Higman||CEO, NHS Somerset ICB|
|Stacey Hunter||CEO, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust|
|Mary Hutton||CEO, NHS Gloucestershire ICB|
|Maria Kane||CEO, North Bristol NHS Trust|
|Peter Lewis||CEO, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust|
|Professor Mark Pietroni||Interim CEO, Gloucestershire NHS Trust|
|Dr Amelia Randle||Clinical Lead for Community Settings of Care SWAG Cancer Alliance|
|Debi Reilly||Health Education England|
|Dr Peter Wilson||Medical Director, NHS England, South West|
|Dr Helen Winter||Clinical Director, SWAG Cancer Alliance|
|Eugine Yafele||CEO, University Hospitals Bristol, and Weston NHS Foundation Trust|