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Advisory Members

Prof Sean Duffy

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance

Sean is Programme Clinical Director and Programme Director in West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance Leeds Cancer Programme and was previously the National Clinical Director for Cancer. He is passionate about deploying new innovation in the UK and understands what is required for successful implementation.

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Mimi McCord

Heartburn Cancer UK

Mimi McCord is Chairman and founder of Heartburn Cancer UK, a charity raising awareness of the dangers of persistent heartburn.  HCUK have an established patient support network across England, which furthers our aims and focus, and offers support to those with Barrett’s oesophagus, OAC patients and their families.

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Alan Moss

Action Against Heartburn

Action Against Heartburn comprises 17 charities and relevant organisation supporters who are interested in promoting earlier diagnosis of oesophageal and stomach cancer, primarily through better diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus and its linkage to oesophageal adenocarcinoma.   We are independent and can represent the patient and public health interest of the project with reference to the very significant potential improvements in health outcomes from the public’s point of view.

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Dr Jem Rashbass

Health Data Insight C.I.C

Jem is the National Director for Disease Registration and Cancer Analysis at Public Health England (PHE) and the Medical Director and CEO of Health Data Insight CiC a social enterprise that works alongside. Health Data Insight aims to improve access to data and to support commissioners and providers in the delivery of improved care pathways and outcomes to ensure patients receive the best care.

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Prof Colin Rees

Newcastle University 

Colin established Northern Region Endoscopy Group which one of the UKs most effective clinical research networks. With his role in the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme National Research committee Colin brings a broad perspective on diagnosis and screening for GI cancer.

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Piers Ricketts

Eastern AHSN

Piers was formerly a Partner in KPMG’s Public Sector Management Consulting practice. He brings 15 years’ experience of Board-level strategic, commercial and financial advisory work in the NHS and wider public sector, particularly with clients undertaking complex change programmes.

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