The Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance Board provides leadership to ensure that all patients with cancer in Surrey and Sussex receive equitable access to safe and effective care. 

The Board is founded on the principle of co-design between providers, commissioners, clinicians and service users. It is made up of senior leaders from our local health and care system, charitable organisations and people affected by cancer.

Member Role
Louise Stead chair, Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance and chief executive, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Keri Torney managing director, Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance
Alex Norman co-medical director, Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance
Sarah Westwell co-medical director, Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance
Thomas Carter Macmillan strategic partnership manager for Surrey, Sussex and Kent
Helen Raison consultant in public health, Surrey County Council
Jo Hunter deputy director of recovery, Surrey Heartlands ICB
Vaughan Lewis regional medical director, NHS England/south east 
Chris Tibbs medical director commissioning, NHS England/south east
Rebecca Furlong programme manager, NHS England/south east
Daniel de Rozarieux director of Elective Care, Sussex ICB
Liz Howells director of System Planned Care, Frimley ICS
Tony Chambers interim CEO, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Julie Smith CEO, Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Neil Dardis CEO, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Angela Stevenson CEO, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Joe Chadwick-Bell CEO, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
George Findlay CEO, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Siobhan O Donnell programme lead for cancer & diagnostics, Health Education England

The Clinical Executive acts as the primary source of clinical advice and leadership to the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance Board, across the whole cancer pathway. This extends from prevention strategies, through to screening and early diagnosis; ensuring delivery of evidence based treatment; supporting those living with and beyond cancer, palliative and supportive care; to end of life care. The Clinical Executive comprises the Alliance Clinical Leadership team who assist the Board in improving cancer patients’ outcomes, both in terms of survival and experience of care.

The January 2024 Board Papers are here:

Paper 1 - SSCA Board performance update

Paper 3 - SSCA project status report and budget update

Paper 6 - SSCA public and patient engagement

Paper 7 - NHS England Workforce, Training & Education Directorate update

Certain papers have been omitted as they contain internal information from partner organisations that are not yet in the public domain