A Powys Teaching Health Board Pioneer has been shortlisted for the Moondance Cancer Awards.

The recognition is for the implementation of new diagnostics and improvements to cancer patient outcomes.

The Moondance Cancer Awards spotlight individuals and teams throughout NHS Wales and its partners who make significant contributions toward leading and improving cancer services.

Out of an impressive 110 nominations, 55 organisations, teams, and individuals across 10 categories have been chosen in various fields such as early detection and diagnosis, patient experience, and cancer treatment.

Among the respected nominees for the Systems and Pathways award in the Excellence category is Kara Price, transformation programme manager at Powys Teach Health Board.

The second edition of these awards will be held on June 13, 2024, at the Depot, Cardiff.

The event will be hosted by journalist and presenter Sean Fletcher.

All shortlisted nominees and their nominators will receive complimentary tickets to the event, as a token of appreciation from the Moondance Cancer Initiative for their steadfast commitment to cancer services across Wales.

The Moondance Cancer Initiative dedicates itself to finding and supporting talented people and innovative ideas to make Wales a global leader in cancer survival.

The CEO of Moondance Cancer Initiative, Dr Rob Orford said: "Recognising and celebrating the work of the talented and passionate people across Wales working in cancer services is vital in achieving our shared goal of improving cancer outcomes for patients.

"And importantly, the awards night is a great opportunity for colleagues from all corners of Wales to connect and hopefully spark new ideas for change and improvement.

"The standard of entries from dedicated people and teams working across all parts of the cancer pathway, from detection, diagnosis, to treatment and care is evidence of the great work going on across Wales and we can’t wait to celebrate with the nominees and wider cancer community in June."

The awards' judging panel comprises esteemed experts and leaders, including Professor Tom Crosby, Cancer clinical director for Wales; Cari-Anne Quinn, CEO of Life Sciences Hub Wales; Judith Paget CBE, director general of Health & Social Services & chief executive of NHS Wales and Dr Heather Wilkes, GP & National lead for rapid diagnosis Centres in Wales.

Visit the Moondance Cancer Awards’ official website for more details on the awards.