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Jem Rashbass

Jem Rashbass studied medicine at University College London, trained in diagnostic pathology, becoming a clinical academic dividing his time between clinical work and the creation of Clinical and Biomedical Computing Unit at Cambridge University.

In 2003 he became head of the Eastern Cancer Registry and Information Centre, a post he held in conjunction with the leadership of the East of England Cancer Screening Quality Assurance Service. In 2011 he was appointed National Director for Cancer Registry Modernisation and in April 2013 he became National Director for Disease Registration in Public Health England.

Previously Jem spent six years as a Non-executive Director and Vice Chairman of the NHS Information Authority and has acted as a special advisor to the Health Select Committee of the House of Commons.

The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit – What it means for public health

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Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death, claiming thousands of lives every year. Today, the results from the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit have been published, which details and reviews the current process of care for cancer patients from …

New cancer dashboards - So much data; enough information?

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This week we launched the dedicated online dashboard of cancer-related information.  Released alongside the Cancer Strategy Implementation Plan, it was developed by PHE and NHS England to meet recommendation number 1 of the Independent Cancer Taskforce Report published last July. …

The Patient Portal: offering cancer patients access to their own records

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The National Cancer Registration Service (NCRS) collects information about every patient diagnosed with a malignant tumour in England. You can read our blog on the importance of using this data. Now, through an innovative project, patients can also access this …

Fighting congenital anomalies and rare diseases with information

We hear a great deal about the common illnesses that affect many people such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we hear much less on rare diseases, each of which affects relatively small numbers of people. Nevertheless, if you …

Fighting cancer with information

We’re at an exciting time for cancer registration information, taking one step towards a single national cancer registration system. In November, the data from the last of our regional cancer registries was brought into the single processing system, Encore, at …