We want to help more people to survive cancer and support people in our region to live well with and beyond cancer.

Our Priorities and Programmes

Almost 20,000 people in the Humber, Coast and Vale are diagnosed with cancer each year; a rate significantly higher than the England average. Our plan seeks to improve cancer survival rates by ensuring more people are diagnosed at an earlier stage by improving awareness and uptake of screening.

Around 53,000 people in the Humber, Coast and Vale region are currently living with or beyond cancer. We are working together to improve the care and support people with cancer receive to enable them to be more in control and better able to cope with their treatment and recovery.

View our workstreams here.

Further Information

More convenient cancer screening services must be rolled out to boost uptake, says Professor Sir Mike Richards

Sir Mike’s interim report, published Friday 24th May, calls for practical measures to be used across the NHS to make screening more convenient and reverse the long-standing decline in the proportion of people being tested. “The NHS should roll out online booking, out of hours appointments and text reminders to boost the uptake of breast, cervical and other screening services”, leading expert Professor Sir Mike Richards says. More information here.

1000 and counting: Cancer Champion volunteer training programme reaches milestone

The Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance recruited its 1,000th Cancer Champion on Monday (29th April), as supermarket chain Asda hosted a training event at its Mount Pleasant store community hub in east Hull. More information here.

Staff from East Riding Leisure Centres become Cancer Champions

Members of staff from East Riding Leisure Centres become Cancer Champions ahead of new swim session pilot for those living with and beyond cancer. More information here.


Patients Reflect on their Prostate Cancer Journey

In February, the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance facilitated a Prostate Cancer Focus Group event to understand patient experiences from referral, diagnosis, treatment to living with and beyond prostate cancer. Click here to view the feedback report.

Humber, Coast and Vale pledge Time to Test

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance Programme Director, Lucy Turner, is pledging to support Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust ‘Time to Test’ campaign and encouraging all Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance employees to attend cervical screening appointments. More information here. 

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance are delighted to welcome Lucy Turner to the post of Programme Director.

Lucy joins us on secondment from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust where she was General Manager for the Oncology Clinical Service Unit for two years.  Prior to that Lucy was at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for over 12 years in a variety of operational and corporate roles.

Lucy is really looking forward to getting out and about and meeting colleagues across the Cancer Alliance over the coming weeks.

Lucy can be contacted by email [email protected] or @HCVCancer

Have you have been affected by, or had colorectal or prostate cancer?

We’d love to hear your views on 6 February 2019. More information here.

Cancer Champions Newsletter

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017

On the 28 September, NHS England published the results of the National Cancer Patient Experience survey for 2017. This is an annual survey which was first undertaken in 2010. The survey has been designed to monitor national progress on cancer care; to provide information to drive local quality improvements; to assist commissioners and providers of cancer care; and to inform the work of the various charities and stakeholder groups supporting cancer patients.

The reports for the CCGs and Hospital Trusts across the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance can be accessed below:

See how the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance scored in the survey here

Full data tables by CCG and Provider across the Country can be downloaded from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey website.


View our cancer workstreams here


Cancer Care Review Pack

Toolkit for local GPs to use when conducting Cancer Care Reviews with patients

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance – ‘Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes for Our Communities’

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
2018 – 2021