#hellomynameis – Anna, GatewayC Marketing and Engagement Manager
Latest articles: With communication at the heart of GatewayC and fundamental to improving patient care, this blog series focuses on introductions and reflections from the team behind the programme. In this post, we’re introducing Dr. Rebecca Leon, GP Partner in East...read more
Latest articles: Up to 1 in 10 patients do not attend their two week wait appointment, with some patients not understanding the seriousness of the referral. This statistic shows how important it is for GPs to share their concerns around the possibility of cancer, but...read more
In this post, we’re introducing Anna, GatewayC’s Marketing and Engagement Manager.
Could you tell us about your role?
I’m responsible for the promotion of GatewayC to primary care staff across the country to get them logging on and learning! My portfolio includes events, social media, our website, email campaigns and other marketing materials and I work closely with the rest of the team, Cancer Alliances and CCGs, in addition to our other partners including Cancer Research UK and Macmillan.
What made you want to support the GatewayC programme?
A member of my family had symptoms for several years that were missed by healthcare professionals, before finally being diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer. This was obviously a very difficult time for both her and her family. GatewayC focuses on early detection and reduced delays in referral for patients – to be diagnosed sooner, treated quicker and hopefully with better long-term outcomes.
What makes GatewayC unique?
The best part of GatewayC for me is the combined approach between patients, GPs and specialists to develop the learning. It covers all aspects and makes sure that the learning is clinically sound, with expert reflection but also rings true with real life patient stories.
Finally, could you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
I once had to fetch a bucket of water for the Secret Service, so they could wash Barack Obama’s car!