Senior Strategy Lead for Living with and Beyond Cancer
Transforming Cancer Services Team for London
Liz is originally from Australia, where she worked as graduate trainee and primary care policy officer at the Australian Capital Territory Department of Health. She joined the NHS in 2005 and worked for a number of years in the urgent and emergency care sector, including London Ambulance Service and NHS Tower Hamlets. Liz started working in cancer commissioning in 2013. She now leads the Transforming Cancer Services Team’s Living with and Beyond Cancer programme, where she and her team provides regional leadership and expertise to NHS England (London), 33 Clinical Commissioning Groups and 5 Sustainability & Transformation Planning Groups. Liz co-chairs the pan London Living with and Beyond Cancer Board. Liz and her team have developed innovative policy and models of care for people affected by cancer in London. This includes a pathway redesign project for men with stable prostate cancer, a 4 point model for managing cancer as a long term condition, best practice guidance for lymphoedema, a guide to commissioning the recovery package and producing joint commissioning guidance with the London Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network on psychological support for people with cancer. Following publication of this guidance, Liz leads a task & finish group which will develop an end-to-end pathway and service specification for London, focused on mental health support for people affected by cancer. She has successfully received grant funding from Macmillan Cancer Support to recruit a psychologist to implement this work. With an interest in professional and organisational development, Liz completed an MA Change Management from the University of Brighton in 2008. She is also an MBTI practitioner, 360 degree feedback facilitator and an accredited coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council since 2012. In her spare time Liz is an avid traveller, amateur photographer and is developing into a Pilates enthusiast.