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Dec212017

Exciting new opportunities for people affected by cancer to shape services

There are 4 exciting new opportunities for people affected by cancer in to be involved with the University College London Hospital Cancer Collaborative, which is part of the NHS Cancer Vanguard. These are exciting opportunities for patients and carers to shape NHS services and make a difference in north and east London and west Essex.

To be eligible, you (or the person you care for) must have received treatment at one of the NHS Trusts in the area covered, see map at https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/ServiceA-Z/Cancer/NCV/Pages/ccmap.aspx.

Current involvement opportunities
The involvement opportunities for people affected by cancer are:

1. Being a patient representative on a Pathway Board or Expert Reference Group – deadline 28 January

2. Joining our Patient Experience and User Involvement Steering Group – deadline 28 January

3. Joining a Quality of Life Pilot Steering Group – deadline 22 January

4. Joining a Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Centre (MDC) Steering Group – deadline 22 January

Full information about each of these opportunities is available at https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/ServiceA-Z/Cancer/NCV/Pages/Gettinginvolvedwithcancer.aspx.

We are especially keen to hear from people with connections to other cancer networks and community groups, who can offer a broad perspective.

Please contact or call 07950 960 159 or 020 3447 2779. You can also make contact about joining the wider Patient and Carer Network at any time.

Sep132017

It is with great sadness that the Association has learned of the death of our previous National Secretary

It is with great sadness that the Association has learned of the death of our previous National Secretary, Mrs Angela Cooke.

Angela was National Secretary from 1986 until her retirement in 2002, and then became Chairman of our National Executive Committee for some time.

She worked tirelessly for the Association, remaining in the post of Chairman of our Essex Branch.

Our condolences are with her husband and family at this time.

Angela will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many people within the Association.