Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy, National Clinical Director for CancerSean Duffy is the National Clinical Director for Cancer.

Professor Duffy is also a clinical academic gynaecologist based at the University of Leeds with his clinical practice at the city’s St James’s Hospital. His medical expertise is in endometrial cancer and he has an international reputation in the field of endoscopy surgery and training.

He has had senior academic experience in laboratory and health services research and has had national and regional responsibilities for undergraduate and postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology with senior roles in the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the University of Leeds.

For the eight years before he was appointed National Clinical Director for Cancer, he was leading the Yorkshire Cancer Network as medical director and over the last four as director as well.

New cancer diagnosis standard will minimise uncertainty – Professor Sean Duffy

In my previous blog, I wrote about some of the ‘early priorities’ from the Independent Cancer Taskforce report that NHS England has committed to acting on immediately. Now I want to highlight the work we’re already doing towards a new referral to diagnosis standard. The taskforce recommended a new standard to ensure patients either receive […]

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Making a step change in cancer services – Professor Sean Duffy

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cancer, Sean Duffy, looks again at the report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce and some key areas for early progress: In my last blog I reflected on the strategic priorities laid out by the Independent Cancer Taskforce report in July, their relevance to our work, and how we need […]

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Meeting the challenges set by the Cancer Taskforce – Professor Sean Duffy

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cancer, Sean Duffy, reflects on the publication of the report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce, and looks ahead to how its recommendations will be taken forward: I was privileged to be involved in helping produce the Independent Cancer Taskforce report, Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England, which […]

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