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An update from the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative

Juliet Bouverie Director for Services and Influencing Macmillan Cancer Support opened today’s Developing Effective Cancer Survivorship Services giving an update from the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative including:

• meeting the unmet needs of people living with and beyond cancer
• improving joined up working between health and social care
• improving longer term support for cancer survivors

Juliet opened the conference by looking at the changing nature of cancer, the growing need for support for people living with and beyond cancer, and the priority areas for action, with particular focus on the Recovery Package.

Juliet said the cancer story is changing and we’re all living longer:
There are 1.3 million people over 65 currently living with cancer in the UK.
By 2030, 70% of people with cancer in the UK will be over 65.
The challenge has shifted from preventing death from cancer to supporting lose with cancer to live well with the disease for an increasingly long time. However not all cancer survivors are living well, statistics include:

People with cancer are 37% more likely to be unemployed than the general population
22% of people living with cancer in the UK suffer with loneliness as a result of their cancer.
The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative is a partnership between Macmillan, DH and Improvement set up to support cancer survivors in terms of outcomes priority and financial priority in expanding the system to cope with the changes and challenges. Juliet discussed what is being done to meet these priorities

Juliet’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Juliet is Macmillan’s Director of Services and Influencing.  She holds overall accountability for the development and delivery of Macmillan’s services strategy and for effective influencing of governments and health and social care decision makers across the UK.  The purpose of Macmillan’s services and influencing work is to drive improvements in outcomes and patient experience so that more people living with and affected by cancer can say that Macmillan’s Nine Outcomes are true for them.

Juliet has held several other roles in Macmillan, including Director of Corporate Development for 4 years responsible for functions including Corporate Strategy, Research and HR, and Head of Planning & Policy for 8 years.  Prior to her 20-year career in the voluntary sector, Juliet worked in parliamentary affairs. 

Following her own cancer experience, Juliet chaired the Patient Experience Board for University College London Hospital (UCLH) for 3 years until May 2014. She is a former Trustee of the Long-Term Conditions Alliance / National Voices. 

Juliet has a degree in Modern Languages in Oxford and lives partly in London and partly in the Forest of Dean.

Macmillan’s Ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same. 

Future conferences of interest:


Patient Experience Insight: Demonstrating Responsiveness to Feedback
Wednesday 4 February 
Colmore Gate, Birmingham

A Practical Guide to Improving Outpatient Services
Thursday 12 February 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Ward Manager
Monday 16 March 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Always Events: A positive approach to Improving Patient Care
Tuesday 24 March 
ICO Conference Centre , London

Download: Juliet Bouverie

5 December 2014


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