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Monica McAlindon

Head of Cancer Commissioning, NHS Derby and Derbyshire ICB

I am the Head of Cancer Commissioning for Derby and Derbyshire ICB and also the Joined Up Care Derbyshire (STP) Programme Lead for Cancer.

I work across a well-established Derbyshire network to support the delivery of the national Cancer agenda to improve our cancer pathways and ensure the best experience for our patients. Prior to this role, I have worked in Planned Care Commissioning and across a range of voluntary sector organizations including over a decade in substance misuse services where my passion for patient centered care developed. I am passionate about improving patient outcomes and experience through collaboration to develop services that meet our population health needs.

M: 07867 152890

Jo Rhodes

Senior Commissioning Manager Cancer, NHS Derby and Derbyshire ICB

I support Derby and Derbyshire ICB and the Derbyshire STP to deliver the national requirements and constitutional targets for cancer care. I am passionate about our patients getting the best care, treatment and experience as possible. I have experience of working in Urgent Care and Primary Care previously and have delivered a wide range of projects and transformations within the organisation in partnership with Providers, other ICB and clinicians.

M: 07818 060275

Delores Williams

Senior Commissioning Officer, Cancer, NHS Derby and Derbyshire ICB

As a Senior Commissioning Officer, I support DDICB in delivering our statutory requirements, driving transformation as well as value for money in planning and commissioning of cancer services. I am enthusiastic and have a genuine desire to improve the experience and services for the patients in Derbyshire. I have experience of working in Nursing and Quality, Primary Care and evaluating and measuring the performance of services to ensure patients receive the best care and treatment.

T:  07584103187

Dawn Wells

Senior Commissioning Officer, Cancer, NHS Derby & Derbyshire ICB

My role in the team as a Senior Commissioning Officer involves providing support to ensure that the portfolio of tasks and projects within cancer services is planned, managed and delivered effectively, and am passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for our patients within Derbyshire. My previous background was in both Primary and Secondary Care, so I have a good understanding of the challenges in both. I have experience as a Cancer Data and Performance Lead, and this enables me to provide expertise and support with data analysis. I am also a QSIR Practitioner, which allows me to help partners implement service change ideas.

M: 07833 148272


Sian Sumner

Commissioning Manager, Cancer, NHS Derby & Derbyshire ICB

Within the team my role is Commissioning Manager for Cancer. I have over 20 years NHS experience working in secondary care prior to joining Derby & Derbyshire ICB. Working within cancer services is hugely rewarding and knowing that I can make a positive difference drives me to seek out new challenges and promote quality improvement for both patients and staff.

T: 07768 835 605

Jenny Pickard

GP Lead, Cancer, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG

I am a GP at Crich, where I have worked for the past 2.5 years and have recently become a partner.  I have always had an active interest in cancer in terms of diagnosis, management and prevention since working in cancer clinical research prior to undertaking my medical training.  I also have an enthusiasm for population based public health medicine.  I work 3 days a week in practice and providing patient care is my primary focus.

I feel privileged to have recently been appointed cancer lead GP for Derby and Derbyshire (South Derbyshire) where I am well supported by the team and particularly Dr Merriman who has a wealth of experience.  I am passionate about improving patients’ cancer journeys and this role is invaluable for supporting a link between primary and secondary care colleagues to enable ongoing service development.  I am always happy to receive any questions or comment via my NHS email.

T: 01773 852966


Last Updated: Thursday 26th October 2023 - 12:30:pm

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