Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research have four key objectives for the Patient Need Programme:
1. Create a comprehensive evidence base of the needs of blood cancer patients: We will build a comprehensive and authoritative source of data that shows the needs of blood cancer patients, and drives our Patient Impact Strategy and research portfolio. Sources of data will include information from current health data sources, leading opinion from diverse stakeholders and from blood cancer patients and carers themselves.
2. Map out the current provision and policy towards these needs: We will map existing provision against these needs, creating a clear and accessible landscape of current provision and policy for meeting patient need in the blood cancer sector.
3. A data source that drives our media and PR initiatives: We will develop a comprehensive data source which will enable Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to continue to communicate and champion the needs of blood cancer patients to external audiences. The charity wants to lead media and public affairs initiatives on blood cancers and ensure that we are charity of choice to comment on stories relating to blood cancer patients and beyond.
4. Inform and shape our future Patient Impact Strategy: From this programme we will develop a longer term Patient Impact Strategy that will ensure our evidence base, provision map and patient need assessment is continued going forward. We will ensure that Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research continues to focus our efforts on patient need, and provides real clarity on our measurement, our results and our demonstration of impact for patients.