About Us

The Greater Manchester Cancer Academy is the education arm of GM Cancer Alliance and sits within the Workforce and Education portfolio of work. A strategy has been developed which sees the Academy responsible for delivery of specific components – click here to view our Blueprint for 23/24.

The Cancer Academy is the independent digital hub for cancer education across Greater Manchester and supports delivery of the NHS People Plan and the Long Term Plan ambitions for cancer services.  The Academy provides a mechanism to standardise training, education and career frameworks for our current and future non-medical workforce across all settings to deliver the best cancer care for patients.

Greater Manchester Cancer Education Collaborative principles for delivery

NHS England » Online version of the People Plan for 2020/2021

NHS England » NHS Long Term Plan

The GM Cancer Academy offers immersive and engaging cancer education in a variety of forms to suit all types of learner including modules, events, webinars and skills labs. 

Each cancer sub-speciality will have its own dedicated Cancer Academy, completely driven by the needs of you; our cancer workforce.

As the hive for cancer education in Greater Manchester, we will offer a ‘cancer education directory’ that will enable seamless signposting to quality assured educational offerings.


ACCEND and the ePortfolio

We value our workforce, and to assist with your progression we have launched an ePortfolio; a mechanism to encourage the non-medical workforce to be in-control of their career. Your education profile will be in the palm of your hand with the potential for storing educational achievements, journal entries and appraisals. 

Meet The Team

David Ross

Cancer Academy Director
David is the Clinical Director and one of the founder members of the GM Cancer Academy Faculty. Learn more...

Molly Pipping

Senior Programme Lead for Education
Molly is the Senior Programme Lead for Education and leads the Academy Learn more...

Suzanne Lilley

Programme Director for Workforce and Education
Suzanne Lilley is the Programme Director for Workforce and Education at Greater Manchester Cancer. Learn more...

Claire Clarkson

Cancer Academy Programme Lead
Claire has recently transitioned into the Cancer Academy Programme Lead role. Learn more...

Gina Madera

Cancer Academy Clinical Practice Educator
Gina is the Clinical Practice Educator for the GM Cancer Academy Learn more...

Kristen Rajnauth

GP Fellow
Kristen is the Academy GP Fellow Learn more...

Henry Sloman

Cancer Academy Equality Diversity and Inclusion Educator
Henry is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Educator for Greater Manchester Cancer Academy Learn more...

Ellen Macwilliams

Cancer Academy Education Programme Support Officer
Ellen is the Education Programme Support Officer for the Greater Manchester Cancer Academy Learn more...

Tilly Hewitt

Cancer Academy Education and Marketing Coordinator
Tilly is the Cancer Academy Education and Marketing Coordinator for the Academy Learn more...

Daniel Ohandjanian

T-Level Student
Daniel is on a placement with the Greater Manchester Cancer Academy as part of his T-Level software development course. Learn more...