Workshop: Collecting data better, to improve cancer care

We are facilitating a workshop on 24 October (10.30am-3.30pm) for a project which is exploring how to better collect data in order to improve cancer care.  We are kindly looking for people with experience of cancer to attend, who will be offered goodwill for their time (a £50 shopping voucher) and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Data is becoming increasingly important in healthcare and wellbeing – for self-management, for professionals providing an individual’s care and in helping the wider NHS to better understand conditions like cancer and to improve services.

Data can be collected in different ways. For example, your doctor(s) might have asked you to complete a form, describing your symptoms. In the workshop, we’ll explore your experiences with data collection but also your preferences – to understand whether you might want to provide information by phone, text, or perhaps by allowing a smartphone app, fitness tracker (or even a ‘smart speaker’), to share relevant information that it collects, securely with your care team.

We will see if we can build an easier system that might also remember your answers and avoid asking you unnecessary, repeat questions.  Ultimately we will try to create a solution with you that works for you, collecting information in the way you want it to be collected.

So please join us at the event to help shape this potential new solution.  For more details please contact the ALLIANCE Digital Health and Care team.

For more information, please contact us on 01414040231 or email

Date: 24 October 2017
Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: To be confirmed upon registration

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