Gerry has worked closely with different stakeholders to overcome the various challenges associated with early detection of lung cancer. His project, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, was developed to improve early detection of lung cancer by educating professionals and the local community. It led to more than 300 people attending X-rays over a three-month period, with six of those being diagnosed with early stage lung cancer.
He has also delivered a successful project to give people with learning disabilities better access to screening services – an initiative that’s now been replicated by 95% of GP practices in his Health Trust area.
If you would like to find out more about Gerry’s work please email Macmillan Development Manager Ruth Thompson.