Derbyshire Dialogue: Cancer services session 16 December

We would like to invite you to join our next Derbyshire Dialogue taking place 16 December 11am – 12:00.

The conversation will put the spotlight on the impacts Covid-19 has had on Cancer Services. To join the Microsoft Teams session please register here:

The specialist joining us at the meeting is Dr Louise Merriman, GP and Cancer Clinical Lead for Derby and Derbyshire CCG. Dr Merriman has said “I am looking forward to presenting this session and letting people know how we are maintaining our cancer services in Derbyshire”. The team will be discussing the impact of Covid-19,  the  challenges faced and the system response in managing cancer services. They will also cover signs and symptoms and the importance of the Help Us, Help You Campaign.

Background, what is Derbyshire Dialogue?
The ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ has been set up to start a conversation with our population and those delivering and commissioning the services, we launched it on 10 September when the Executive Lead for Joined Up Care Derbyshire Dr Chris Clayton updated people on our response to the pandemic. As you will be aware social distancing means we aren’t able to come out and talk to groups so we have created a virtual platform to allow us to communicate with local residents. Whilst the virtual approach can’t replicate face to face meetings in every way, you can join in with questions verbally, or via the chat box, and prior to the meeting starting you can join and get technical advice, or support with how to use the digital platform we use, which is Microsoft Teams. We also have a BSL interpreter pre booked for every session so if this is something you require please email us and we can ensure we have this option available for you on the day.

We have created a page with previous session summaries, slides and recordings so if you would like to read about them or share with your networks, they can be found here:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly or our enquiries line:
Miriam Doherty
Communications, Equality and Involvement Officer
NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
T:  01332 868 730