Founded in April 2018, the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission was set up to design and deliver a new national strategy to tackle brain tumours following a round-table hosted by the Government. The leadership team of the Brain Cancer Mission has worked with national stakeholders to design and deliver programmes to accelerate research, advance the UK’s trial infrastructure, create NHS training programmes and transform care for today’s patients. In this paper, our team seeks to share some of the most important lessons learned and describe the challenges encountered throughout our four and a half year journey. In this time, we have built a reputable process during which the Mission life-cycle evolved through four different phases. We also provide a checklist to help prepare other teams to deliver their objectives effectively in the high-profile environments in which Missions are typically launched.
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