What is the Facilitator programme?

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The Facilitator programme supports healthcare professionals and organisations to improve prevention and early diagnosis. We offer FREE tailored, practical support to help you change the way you manage cancer.

We help the health system to:

  • Support cancer prevention and promote healthy lifestyles
  • Increase informed uptake of screening programmes
  • Improve recognition and referral of symptomatic cancers
  • Improve diagnostic access and capacity

Our Facilitators work as a long-term partner to your organisation, providing face-to-face support tailored to the needs of your organisation and local area.

Our offer includes:

  • Helping you to understand your local cancer data and how the care you provide compares to other areas
  • Introducing a variety of early diagnosis tools and resources
  • Providing training for clinical and non-clinical staff on key topics such as screening programmes and referral guidelines
  • Helping you to carry out local audits of the care provided to people with cancer
  • Helping you to find solutions to issues within your organisation and area, by facilitating local action planning
  • Sharing best practice and innovative solutions trialled by other areas
  • Facilitating communication between primary and secondary care
  • Influencing and enhancing strategic planning of health services
“I would encourage anyone to invite them in. Their approach is educational, not telling us what we should do but discussing it with us and what might be helpful in our practice.” - GP

We support healthcare professionals and organisations across England, Scotland, Wales and parts of Northern Ireland including:

  • Primary care (including general practices, pharmacies and dentists)
  • Commissioners (CCGs), Sustainability and Transformation partnerships (STPs) and planners of healthcare
  • Public Health & Local authority teams
  • Hospitals
  • Screening Hubs
  • Cancer Alliances and Vanguards
  • Diagnostics providers and secondary care
“The Facilitator gave us some really useful tips, advice and tools to assist us in meeting Cancer Standards and requirements” - Practice Manager
“This programme helps to make those big strategic ambitions into actual workable size so we can make a difference for patients.” - Alliance Manager
“The pace of improvement in cancer prevention and early diagnosis in primary care would be significantly slower without them.” - Strategic Lead
“Their ability to engage with and understand the people who are actually delivering the care in the frontline is invaluable.” - NHS Strategic Lead

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