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“Cancer survival is at an all-time high” NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England January 2019“Cancer survival is the highest it’s ever been and thousands more people now survive cancer every year. For patients diagnosedin 2015, one year survival was 72% – over 11 percentage points higher than in 2000.”NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England January 2019“By 2030 four million people in the UK will be living with the long-term consequences of cancer”The National Cancer Research Institute 2019“More people are now surviving cancer. World-class cancer care is not just about ensuring people live longer, it’s also aboutensuring they live as well as possible. To better understand, and respond to, the long term impact of cancer on people’s lives,we must measure the quality of their survival. We want to measure not just the clinical impact and how long people live oncetreatment has successfully taken place, but how well they are living. This means looking at long term impact on finances, theability to maintain social networks and psychological wellbeing.” NHS EnglandThis national annual summit takes a practical approach to improving practice and outcomes for those living with and beyondcancer, moving from surviving to thriving. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support youto deliver on the above priorities outlined by NHS England and develop effective cancer survivorship support and services. Therewill be an extended focus on implementing the National Quality of Life Metric for cancer survivors and learning from the pilotssites. The conference will also explore how we meet the unmet needs of people living with and beyond cancer, accelerating theroll-out of stratified follow up pathways and the commissioning of holistic packages of support, and ensuring every person withcancer will have access to relevant elements of the Recovery Package.This conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues who are working to improve services for cancer survivors• Learn from outstanding practice in the development of cancer survivorship programmes• Reflect on the perspectives on cancer survivors• Get up to date with national developments on cancer survivorship• Update yourself on the national quality of life metric for cancer survivors• Reflect on the development of your own services including recovery packages, risk stratified follow up and supportprogrammes: Meeting the 2020 national target• Understand how to work with staff to move the focus from surviving to thriving• Identify key strategies for improving managing the consequences of cancer treatment• Develop your role in meeting the needs of cancer survivors• Self-assess and expand your skills in developing risk stratified follow up and remote surveillance• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence