Workshop for Carers

Closed 6 Jun 2016

Opened 13 May 2016

Overview

Have your say on Improving Cancer Care in Sheffield

In 2015/16 NHS Sheffield CCG and Sheffield City Council undertook work to understand the needs of Sheffield residents in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. We now wish to discuss these with Sheffield residents, including people living with and beyond cancer and their families and we have developed a leaflet to help with this, alongside some additional information with an outline of the potential areas of action for 2016/17.

We know that:

  • 4 in 10 cancers can be prevented by lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight, cutting down on alcohol and quitting smoking
  • Some people in Sheffield worry they have cancer symptoms but do not seek advice from their GP – this is worrying because early identification of symptoms means that people can be treated more quickly
  • In Sheffield, only three quarter of women access the breast and cervical screening they are entitled to receive on the NHS. Only two thirds of people respond to their bowel screening invitation.  In some areas of the city, these numbers are much lower.
  • As a city, Sheffield has a slightly higher mortality rate than England for cancer, in particular for preventable cancers such as lung cancer and bowel cancer. Sheffield residents are also more likely to be diagnosed with cancer after presenting as an emergency to A&E rather than earlier referral via their GP or screening.
  • As a city, Sheffield residents who are being treated for cancer are pleased with the treatment they receive.
  • Half of people diagnosed with cancer will live for longer than 10 years. After coming to the end of treatment people sometimes need support to maintain a healthy lifestyle, look after their mental health and emotional wellbeing, and to return to work or other activities.

 

Have your say on Improving Cancer Care in Sheffield

Improving Cancer Care

 

To find more information about Improving Cancer Care in Sheffield please visit:

http://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/improving-cancer-care-in-sheffield.htm.

Events

  • Workshop for Carers

    From 13 May 2016 at 13:30 to 7 Jun 2016 at 15:30

    In 2015/16 NHS Sheffield CCG and Sheffield City Council undertook work to understand the needs of Sheffield residents in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. We now wish to discuss these with Sheffield residents, including people living with and beyond cancer and their families and we have developed a leaflet to help with this, alongside some additional information with an outline of the potential areas of action for 2016/17.
    If you can't attend the workshop you can take part in this consultation by completing the online survey above.

    To find more information about Improving Cancer Care in Sheffield please visit http://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/improving-cancer-care-in-sheffield.htm.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Carers

Interests

  • Keeping Healthy and Well, Accessing Care and Support