We analysed what people told us and in early 2014 we held another series of public roadshows across Merseyside and Cheshire to publicise the results. We also sent out the results and visited groups representing patients and the public.
The National Clinical Advisory Team (NCAT) for cancer, a body of experts that advises the NHS on the reconfiguration of services, assessed our proposals and agreed that the proposals made sense from a clinical perspective.
How healthcare professionals and patients have been involved
Consultant doctors and other healthcare professionals specialising in cancer have developed these proposals. Patients and carers have also been involved.
We’ve done this in a variety of ways including the Clinical Design Group of doctors, nurses, radiographers and other healthcare professionals. A Patient Reference Group of former cancer patients and relatives/carers has been advising us on our proposals.