Programme Lead: Professor Kate Bushby
Purpose: The Tessa Jowell Academy is a free national learning and networking digital platform to connect NHS brain tumour centres to share excellence in research, treatment and care.
The platform offers bespoke features to empower all healthcare professionals to learn and network with peers, with the overall aim of elevating the standards of brain tumour treatment and care nationally and improve the educational offering for professionals working with brain tumour patients.
The Academy has been designed by-and-for all health professionals that work with brain tumour patients including neurosurgeons, oncologists, nurses, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, pathologists, radiologists, radiographers, researchers and more. Its features focus on addressing unmet needs outlined by this community.
The platform currently offers members:
- Monthly expert-led workshops
- Peer to peer learning services
- National Networks
- Self-directed learning
- An extensive Resources Library
- Charity patient services signposting
- A bespoke clinician-led Clinical Trials Finder – & much more!
Eligibility: Membership is free to all NHS and academic professionals affiliated with an NHS brain tumour centres that has previously applied to the Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence Designation, regardless of outcome.
Update on progress: Since launching the Tessa Jowell Academy in February 2022, over 600 NHS professionals have registered for membership from 29 brain cancer centres across the UK.