Julie Flynn

Strategic Data and Influencing Lead

Julie has been in the cancer sector for over 16 years. She started out in the research laboratory before moving into the third sector, working for Breakthrough Breast Cancer (Breast Cancer Now), the National Cancer Research Institute, a secondment with the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative then joining Macmillan in 2010. 

As an experienced research and programme manager (MSP qualified), Julie leads Macmillan’s Cancer Data Aspirations strategy implementation. She also has strategic oversight of Macmillan’s HSJ commended Routes from Diagnosis Programme, which supports Macmillan and the wider health care system to better understand the cancer journey, population needs both now and in the future, and the burden of cancer on the system. 

Julie has over five years of information governance and data insight application and is responsible for developing our UK-wide interests in the safe storage, use and access of cancer and health data. She works closely with colleagues across Macmillan to ensure cancer data drives change and improves outcomes for people affected by cancer. For example, ensuring cancer data analysis and insight is UK-wide and integrated into BAU and change programmes. She also sponsors the Data Access influencing group. 

Working with national bodies, NHS partners, health care commissioners, and key influencers she is passionate about the use of cancer data to enable whole system change, health service commissioning and policy development, to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

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