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A call for volunteers


Cancer – Macmillan Primary Care follow up Steering Group
We know from the National Cancer Patient Experience survey that a patient’s experience of cancer care outside of the Hospital is not always as good as they rate their hospital care.
General Practice Nurses and Community Nurses have developed skills to care for patients with long term conditions and we believe that given the appropriate support and education, nurses have a big role to play to support patients living with and beyond cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support have been providing a training and education programme for nurses to help support their development and skills in cancer care. We want to ensure that nurses continue to develop their skills in this area through education and support and we have set up a steering group to take this work exciting piece of work forward. We want to ensure the patient voice is heard throughout this project and would like to recruit two representatives who have experience/knowledge of using cancer services within south west London.
How can you get involved?
The NHS in south west London are recruiting two patient representatives with knowledge and/or experience of using cancer services within South West London who will be able to bring their expertise and experience into discussions.
Your role as a patient representative will be to ensure the voices and experience of patients/carers are heard, to improve quality of care for patients and carers across south west London.
Representatives will be provided with 1:1 support and training at meetings. We anticipate that the next meeting will take place at the end of April 2018.
Who can apply?
  • Anyone living within south west London who has experience/knowledge of using cancer services in south west London; and
  • Volunteers who can commit to attending a face to face meeting (approximately every six weeks including reading papers). Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed); and
  • Volunteers who are passionate and committed to improving the quality of care for patients across south west London
More information can be found: here
Or for an application form call or email: Clare Thomas on clare.thomas@swlondon.nhs.uk 0203 458 5231


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