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JCC Team Shortlisted in Moondance Cancer Awards 2024

16 May 2024

Teams working in partnership from the Joint Commissioning Committee (JCC) and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have been shortlisted for the 2024 Moondance Cancer Awards in the Innovation and Improvement category.

The ‘Cancer Workforce’ award recognises the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Workforce Planning work to develop a sustainable workforce for PET in partnership with All Wales PET Group and HEIW and is one of four shortlisted nominees.

The Moondance Cancer Awards celebrate and spotlight brilliant people across NHS Wales and its partners who deliver, lead, and innovate cancer services. 

The awards recognise the achievements of people and teams working across all parts of cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment pathways as well as showcase the innovation and improvement happening across the country. 

The Joint Commissioning Committee (JCC) commissions PET services across Wales supported by the All-Wales PET Advisory Group (AWPET). AWPET identified multiple issues facing the PET service in Wales including a shortage of skilled staff. In 2020, we developed a 10-year strategy for the Welsh PET service to include the wider infrastructure and staffing requirements and ensuring equity of access.  

A PET Workforce workstream in collaboration with HEIW was established to include representatives from professional groups and all PET sites. The workstream assured that both immediate and future workforce planning for the PET service provision in Wales was considered and that appropriate education and training put in place.  

This collective, all-Wales approach led to consensus, collaboration, and set-up of creative, innovative solutions to enable effective recruitment and retention within PET services in Wales.  

Through this collaboration it aims to ensure patients are receiving a high-quality PET service potentially leading to improved experience and outcomes.  

The Moondance nominations have highlighted the excellent work taking place across Wales to improve cancer services and outcomes with 55 organisations, teams and individuals shortlisted for this year’s awards.  

The shortlisted nominees will now be considered by a judging panel and the winners will be announced at the celebration and awards night on the 13th of June in Cardiff. 

Team members from JCC and HEIW include Saja Muwaffak, Sarah Bant, Matthew Tallboys, David Jones, Monica Martins, Patrick Fielding, Iolo Doull, Sian Lewis, Vikkie Chapman, Rachel Gemine, and Sarah McAllister.